How important is it that a pastor is committed to using his gift in the local church?
I doubt many people would argue whether it’s important pastors are committed to using their gifts in the church. But how important is it that you actively minister in the local church? What kind of priority should serving in the church take in your life? And why?
Some people think pastors and elders are called to do the work of the church, but this Sunday, we are going to look at the book of Ephesians, and see that in reality, they are called to equip you to do the work of the church.
Specifically, I want you to see why it is so important that every single member is actively using their gifts to minister to others here at Cornerstone. I hope you walk away encouraged that God is doing something big in history through the church and challenged by the part He’s given you in accomplishing that mission.
Come ready! Come expectant! Come praying!
It’s been a couple weeks now since we had our family meeting about some changes in our structures this upcoming year. To recap:
Here’s a basic plan we have for the year ahead to help equip you to follow Jesus and to help you help others follow Jesus this year.
And, there’s more I am sure. But these are some of the things we talked about last family meeting, and that we are working on right now. Please continue to be praying that God will be at work and enable us to really do the work of Ephesians 4 through these simple opportunities we are putting in place.
I’ve included some things in the sermon brief document that I think will help you and your children benefit from the message this Sunday. Check them out. Print out what’s helpful. Or perhaps you can come up with a better plan yourself. For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word, gifts. To encourage them, my wife Marda will have some treats afterward.