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Archangel Gabriel 24

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, they should not be the administrator, nor the leader of worship and certainly not the treasurer, gardener or choir master. They should look for leadership skills and other gifts in lay people and use them to the fullest.✞

Leadership Qualities

I am always amused to see the list of qualities required of a new minister by an appointment committee in a congregation. Invariably, it contains all the gifts present in the committee members and then some. 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 tells Peter and us 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 - 2017

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