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Find Your Place In Ministry
Every Member In Ministry

Congratulations! You have now completed your Personal Ministry Profile! As you have worked through the various elements of your PMP, you have probably begun to understand the areas of ministry where God has uniquely qualified and called you to serve. Now, it is time for you to consider how you are going to use this calling for ministry within the context of the local church, specifically, at Lakeview Baptist Church.

God has given certain people within the church the specific responsibility of equipping the other members to effectively minister according to their calling. That is why the staff at Lakeview is called the Equipping Staff, rather than the Ministerial Staff or Pastoral Staff as it is known at other churches. Each of our staff ministers considers it his/her job to equip the members of the church to serve in their area of ministry according to Godís calling.

"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . ."
Ephesians 4:11-13

At Lakeview, we have developed the Every Member In Ministry program as a source of accountability for each of the members of this local body. We have recognized that God has called everyone who is a Christian to a specific area of ministry, and that the Body works best when every member is fulfilling their God-given assignment. Each November we ask each member to commit to at least one specific ministry within the church in the coming year. This way, we have a way to be accountable to each other to be fulfilling our calling throughout the year.

Now that you have a basic understanding of how God has uniquely qualified you for ministry in the Body through your Personal Ministry Profile, each year, when you receive your EMIM Commitment Card, prayerfully consider where you will serve and how it will most glorify God. If you are still unsure of where God wants you to serve within our local body, remember that God has called the staff and others to be equippers for ministry-feel free to seek guidance in finding your place in ministry.

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whover speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:10-11

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