Those in church leadership are entrusted with a responsibility toward those in their care. It is often this that leads us to assume a greater role than is beneficial to either us or our flock.
In an effort to prevent false teaching, we often stifle participation from our congregation. Our building unintentionally becomes as it were a theatre, our leaders the cast and our flock, the audience. The result all too often is burn out for our leaders and a stifling of gifts within our church.
This is far removed from the church model proposed by St. Paul, in which he envisaged more of a corporate body ministry in which each member contributes according to their particular gift. Let us therefore, seek ways in which to encourage the growth of gifts within our membership and increased participation in our services, whilst ensuring everything is done for edification rather than self glory.
- the regular ministry conducted through Zoom
- the success of our quiz night led by the Rev. Ian Wren
- the growth in our membership during the past year.
- for those people whose homes have been deluged by the inclement weather.
- that the coronavirus will be held in check and that a cure may be found very quickly.
- for a safe return to corporate worship in the not too distant future,
Prayers supplied by Roger M Daniel: NBA Prayer Coordinator
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