“Church Leadership Pt. 1”
Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV 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,
The church leaders mentioned in our text all contribute to the wellbeing of the church by prioritizing God's Word and Revelation.
The priority for church leaders is to…
- Equip the saints. (Give them knowledge and tools.)
- Enlist the saints. (Give them a place to serve.)
- Encourage the saints. (Give them a sense of purpose.)
The end result of their activities is…
Ephesians 4:13 NKJV 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;
Ephesians 4:14-15 NKJV 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—
Ephesians 4:16 NKJV 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.
This message has an accompanying Breakout Group lesson: