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The Ephesians 4 Model

Similing Team

A Life-Development Ministry Model built on Ephesians 4: 11-16

"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."

What to expect in a Life-Development Ministry Model:

  • Its Unifying Value:  Building Christ-like character

  • Role of the Leader(s):  Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring, Equipping, Empowering

  • Role of the People:  The work of ministry

  • Key Emphasis:  Who you are to BE; not only on what you are to DO

  • Desired Result:  A genuine follower/disciple of Jesus Christ who can disciple their family and friends

  • Legitimacy of this ministry model:  Changed lives

  • Most positive trait:  Personal and professional growth in the lives of attendees

  • Attendance: Assemble online, or in homes and small groups.  

"We're not here to build a big ministry. We're building people who will know God."  ---Chris and Carol Green

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