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Denominational Executive Positions

Lady and ChildSaint Paul explained how the Christ body ministry functions and what part each person would take. He wrote in Ephesians 4.11-13, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

Called to Serve

Unlike the Early Church, which trained up Christians by doing ministry in the body of Christ, the modern church educates degreed leaders for denominational executive positions in the institution. Most Christian denominations call for at least two university degrees, one of which should be a Bachelor's Degree and the other a Master's of Divinity degree or its equivalent. These have little real or practical relevancy to the "Christ body ministry" and could in fact be clogging up ministry or be a stumbling block to God's work in the world. Many Christians who wished initially to be strengthened for ministry in the home or in the workplace were incorrectly separated off for ordination. What a tragedy!

"Christ Body Ministry"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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