7:55 AM Equipping is not delegating. Think about it. Pastors who think they are equipping may only be delegating.
- They enlist the help of other members but only to assist them do their own ministry.
- They focus their training not on lay ministers but on pastors-in-the-making. (Think pastoral internships.)
- They regularly express from the pulpit their hope that some members will hear the “call of God” to go to seminary and enter “fulltime Christian ministry.”
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8:03 PM Evening, blog peeps! Here are a few takeaways I had today from our discussion of Phil. 1:1-2:
1) The opening salutation is a window into Paul’s view of leadership in the church. Leadership is always shared. Paul’s ministry was a “co-worker” ministry! Note: “Paul and Timothy”; “overseers and deacons.” Clearly, Paul taught and practiced a “fellowship of leadership” (Michael Green). Continue reading On Church Offices