WE ARE ALL MINISTERS
14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them (2 Cor. 5:14-15).
If you were to look in a dictionary you would find that to “minister” is to tend to the needs of another. That describes not only the work of the pastor but the work of all Christians. We are all called to ministry of one form or another. We are called to live no longer for ourselves but for Christ, who lived–and died–for
his family, his friends, his countrymen, those who shared his political opinions, the world.
Jesus gathered disciples to himself to be taught, prepared, and formed for mission–to be sent out as apostles to share the Good News of his life, death, and resurrection. We too gather in community to be formed for mission through such things as Bible study and Tea-ology.