Find Your Place EMIM Discovery edition
Session 5: Every Member In Ministry
1. Your Heart's Call
Psalm 16:7 - The yearnings God places in your heart
Ephesians 4:1b - live according to your calling
Ephesians 6:6b - Do God's will--from the heart.
A. The bottom line
What has God called you to do?
B. Why has God knit you together this way?
Your heart's call puts all the other elements of your PMP together into a specific ministry.
C. What is your passion? What drives you?
Operating within God's call on you life will maximize your satistfaction in ministry.
"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." - John Piper
1 Peter 4:10
A. EMIM Commitment Cards - why?
You know what ministries are available
You can suggest a new ministry at Lakeview
B. EMIM = Accountability
Equipping staff to Laity
According to Ephesians 4:11-13, it is the staff's job to equip the laity to do the work of the ministry. The staff can not perform its job if they do not know what ministry to equip you for. Additionally, when you suggest a new ministry, it is a source of accountability so the staff can know the needs in the congregation.
Laity to Equipping staff
By volunteering for a specific ministry, the staff will know that your are doing your part as a member of the Body. When you volunteer, the staff can help you remain accountable to fulfill your calling. Additionally, the staff will know that they do not have to press you to be sure you are doing your part.
C. Equipping Staff
They are not simply "Ministers" but are "Equipping Ministers"
As already mentioned, it is the staff's job to equip all the members of the church to do the work of the ministry.
1 Peter 4:10-11 "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
Copyright ©2001 Andrew P Kulp