Thursday, 12 November 2009

The 5 Sides Of The Church (June '09)

So, according to John this morning, the church needs to have 5 sides to it to make it pleasing to God, make it a whole community, a living church, a church that makes a difference and engages with the world.

What are those 5 sides?
Apostels - those who like to explore and who dream the dreams.
Prophets - those who like to be alone with God and are creative.
Evangelists - those who like to talk about their faith.
Pastors - those who care for others, are good at listening and speaking the truth.
Teachers - those who like to study and share their knowledge.

These gifts being brought together brings unity and fullness of life to a community, and makes the body of the church whole.

You can have a base gift; one of those 5 in which you are most likely to be, which you are most likely to live out. But that doesn't mean you stick to just that base gift; you can also explore those other 'phase' gifts and discover what else you can get involved in, outside of your comfort zones.

So, if any, which one are you?

"What you are is God's gift to you. What you do with yourself is your gift to God."

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