Whether you are a brand new church planter with a dream to change the world or a seasoned ministry veteran with decades of experience, these posts will help you articulate what you've always felt deep within you.
Paul shares the blueprints of Jesus’s masterplan of filling the world with Himself through His church in Ephesians 4:10-12"
“He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip the body of Christ for the work of the ministry.”
Paul lets us in on the secret that Christ is going to fill all things through the church fulfilling the five aspects of his ministry that he started on earth; the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, shepherding, and teaching functions. What Jesus started before his ascension, the church has been left behind to finish until his second coming.
Don’t you think that those five aspects therefore, the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, shepherding, and teaching aspects should therefore be evident in the church’s gatherings?
If the church truly is the vehicle through which Jesus will fill all things, then these five functions of Christ’s earthly ministry should be visible, functioning and felt.
So, how come they’re not?