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Effective Sustained Growth

Human Resources CartoonIn this Household Body of Christ, ministries combine to fulfil special roles, like the organs and limbs that work together in a human body. Though each part is unique, all body ministries combine to act as one single person. Saint Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 12.12, "The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts, and though its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ."

The Jesus Hub

Group of ChristiansMembers of the Household Body siphon their strength not only from Christ but also from one another. Like a bicycle wheel, the Mystical Body is most effective when its spokes are attached to the Jesus hub at the center, and to their Christian friends at the rim. The very first example of body ministries was the group of twelve disciples gathered together by Jesus. Lewis Garnsworthy, when Bishop of Toronto, asked his clergy to follow our Lord's example and invite twelve lay people into shared leadership for mutual support and encouragement. In reality, many body ministries need to combine to make the church effective.✞

"Body Ministries Combine"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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