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Builder of the Laity

Archangel GabrielThe evangelism shepherd minister, as I see it, should be primarily a shepherd of the shepherds. He should be the builder of the laity and the one who draws out their evangelism gifts. Ideally, the shepherd minister should not also be the administrator, nor the leader of worship and certainly not the treasurer, gardener or choir master. They should be able to look for leadership skills and other gifts in lay people in the congregation and use them to the fullest.✞

Archangel Gabriel

I was always amused to see the list of qualities required by an appointment committee of a new minister for a congregation. Invariably, the list contained all the gifts present in the committee members and then some others. The only possible candidate for some positions would be the Archangel Gabriel himself, and then only if he were prepared to take some night classes in furnace maintenance! As shepherds, individual Christian people can take up their responsibilities. Jesus told Peter in John 21.17 to "feed my sheep" and in John 21.15, "Feed my lambs." Evangelism is everyone's job but it is also hard work.✞

"Evangelism Shepherd Minister"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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