The Believer’s Ministry Pt5
4 Categories of Ministry: 5 Fold Ministry
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
I The Believer’s Ministry (Mobilizing the Church)
A.4 Categories of Ministry: Ministry to the Lost
1.(Eph. 4:1 AMP) Every believer is called to the ministry.
2.There are four categories of ministry and all believers are called to the first (3) and some called to the (4th):
a.Ministry to the Lord (ref. 1 Pet. 2:1-10; Rev. 1:6)
~Royal priesthood that offers spiritual sacrifices.
b .Ministry to the Body (ref. Rom. 12:3-18 NLT)
~Serving God by serving God’s people.
~We are all called to serve in our local body with our gifts to build up the body.
c.Ministry to the Lost (2 Cor. 5:9-11, 17-20 AMP)
~Ministry of reconciliation.
3.The 5-Fold Ministry (Eph. 4:11-16)
a.4 C’s of the 5-fold ministry: Calling, Character, Competence, and Chemistry
b.Calling – not a career but a calling by God.
~(Gal. 1:1) called by God not men.
~(Acts 20:28 NLT) Holy Spirit appointed
~(Tit. 1:5 NIV) approved, appointed & sent
c.Character – qualifications of a minister
~(1Tim. 3:1-13 NLT) Elders and deacons
~(1 Pet. 5:1-4 NLT) Elders
~(2 Tim. 2:15 NIV) study the word
~(Tit. 1:9 AMP) hold on to the Word
~(Heb. 13:7, 17 NLT) held accountable by God
~(1 Cor. 9:19-23)
[Pastor Lee Stokes]