The Beautiful Puzzle: Part One – Start With the Right Plan

Ephesians 4:11–16 (NKJV) – 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

The Five-Fold Ministry Gifts

Apostle
Prophet
Evangelist
Pastor/Teacher

The Purpose Of Pastoral Ministry

Equipping the Saints for Ministry (Didache or Teacher)

Leadership Ministry
Witnessing
Teaching

Edifying the Body of Christ

Preaching
Teaching
Training

You Are Valuable to the Kingdom

No church can succeed as a one-man show
No one-man show can survive for long
If I can raise up leaders and ministers, we can grow a church
If you take up the mantle of ministry, we can change a community

KCOG, It’s Time To Go!

Takeaway Thoughts

God gave the church Ministers to equip the saints and build up the body of Christ.
Yet every individual is valuable to the Kingdom of God.

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