Our churches been going through a time of revitalization. We have changed our name, and moved out of our dated facility. However, we began a study this past week on our roles within the church.
Over the past few years and especially in the months of praying through this revitalization process I have been questioning my role and the role of people in the church.
You are not really a jack-of-all-trades
Somewhere in history the ministers role changed. Many people expect us to be the go to person for nearly everything that comes up. We need to know the best dish soap for the kitchen, how to tweak the sound system, how to fix a copier, and computer programming. Then you should be an expert on marriage, raising kids, and ailments of the elderly when people seek advice.
The truth is we are not called to be everything or everywhere, after all that is God’s role not a ministers role.
OUR ROLE IS EQUIPPING AND PREPARING PEOPLE TO SERVE ONE ANOTHER
In his book”Designed to Lead, Eric Geiger reminds that Ephesians 4:11 tells what the pastor, teacher,and apostle’s main role is.
The main role we serve is in equipping the saints for service.
I wonder how much better and how many more would be served by people simply serving where God intended us.
WE MUST HELP OTHERS FIND AND SERVE THEIR ROLES
We don’t just step away from everything. We must bring others into the process of growing in their own roles. Then the church can be what it is meant to be.