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Serving Everyone & Everyone Serving

Text: Acts 6:1-7

A Rapidly Growing Church

Acts 2:41 About three thousand souls were added

Acts 4:4 The number of the men came to be about five thousand

Acts 5:14 Multitudes of men and woman were added

Acts 6:1 The disciples were increasing in number

Common Challenges in Churches

Complaints Divisions

Ministry Gaps

Church Leadership Early Church: The Apostles (chosen by Jesus)

Modern Church: Overseers/Pastors/Elders (chosen by the Spirit)

Function:

Establish Priorities

The Ministry of the Word and Prayer

Recommend Solutions

Delegate other Ministries to Reputable and Responsible Servants

Seek Congregational Approval

Servants Selected

The Leaders/Overseers/Pastors /Elders

Set aside the servants by laying on hands and prayer

The Result of Delegating Ministry

The word of God kept on spreading

The number of disciples continued to increase greatly

Many priests were becoming obedient to the faith

Being the Church today

Pastors / Shepherds / Elders

Devoted to the ministry of Prayer

Devoted to the ministry of the Word

Chosen to provide oversight to the Church

Delegated Servants / Deacons

Put in charge of other ministries

Particularly entrusted to make sure that no one falls

through the cracks

Everybody is Somebody in God’s body “The whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth

of the body for the building up of itself in love.” (Eph. 4:16)


 

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