Note From Bob: This is the second of a Changing Lives blog mini-series on God’s vision for His Church. Read Part One: The Résumé of Pastors: The Church as a Teaching Hospital for Soul Physicians.
Christ’s Vision for the Body of Christ
Sadly, in far too many churches, the people of God are second-class citizens when it comes to the work of the ministry. If a “lay” person makes a hospital visit, that’s okay, but we want to know, “Where’s my pastor!”
Christ’s vision is so different.
Pastors and teachers serve the people so God’s people can serve the congregation and community.
Far too many “lay” people are recruited to fill a position and to fill a need—make the coffee, cover the nursery during the service—but not to fulfill a calling.