How Many Ministers?
How many ministers do we have in our church?
Have you counted the list on the back of the Sunday bulletin? Have you been down to the administrative area to count offices? Maybe you have looked for a list on the church website.
Actually, none of these efforts will identify the number of ministers we have at Trinity. To answer this question, we must look at the computer print-out of the church membership or the new church directory.
Yes, the Bible tells us that every Christian is a minister. Peter talks about the fact that all the “saints” (that’s us) are priests. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who calls you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (I Peter 2:9-10) Paul builds on this theme in Ephesians: “It was he (Jesus) who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people (the saints) for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:11-13) Who is to do the works of ministry? The Saints.
Who are the Saints? All of us. What are the pastors to do? They are “to prepare God’s people for works of service.”
Yes, our church has several pastors who are called to specific duties of leadership. All of us, however, are the ministers of the church. It is our responsibility to discover through the leadership of the Holy Spirit just what work God is calling us to do. Our pastors prepare, equip, and encourage us in our ministry. But then we, the members of Trinity, must do that ministry.
So, with that in mind, look for the list of ministry teams online and pray about where God would have you share your gifts and interests. The Ministry Matching Team will soon begin the work of matching individuals with specific needs of our ministries. Consider where the Lord is leading you to be involved and let the Ministry Matching Team know of your interests using the procedure listed below.
Lay Ministry Team