Part 1, part 2, part 3 In this series I’ve highlighted that mission doesn’t need to be hinged to a denomination, yet missionaries will seek connections in terms of the capital-C Church, the organic Body.
Of the five ministry roles Paul refers to in Ephesians 4:11, present-day Protestant Christianity broadly recognises the pastor, the teacher and the evangelist in some form or other. The apostle, however, forms another biblical prototype for ministry.
Christian ministers talk a lot about ‘pastoral ministry’ (running a local church) and often call it ‘the ministry’. This is the established ministry path in every denomination, and denominational trainers may even present it as definitive. However, as I explored last post, parachurch and mission do not require denominational endorsement. Still, […]
These three posts track some of the things I’ve figured out for myself this year.