It was he 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 for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. – Eph 4:11-13
In exchange we say that it is not the job of leadership to feed you. It is their job to make you hungry.
Here Paul says that part of our job is also train others for works of service, so that we may reach unity and become mature followers of Jesus.
I am excited to seethe things that exchange does in serving. From volunteering in tons of ministries within the church as well as several crashes each month, these guys are getting some great stuff done. There is also a fantastic sense of unity in the context of diversity. It is a pretty exciting place to be.
After having been gone for a break, it was good to be back at exchange last night. Somewhere is the middle of all the details of a Sunday gathering, I just looked around and again thanked God that I am able to be serving and unifying with such a fantastic group of people.
God, thanks for this thing called exchange. I have no doubt that we are in the middle of seeing you do some great things. Many times I wonder what I am doing near the front of this movement. I am glad to be here. I am keenly aware that I am way over my head. Help me lead people to serve you in a unified way, so that your dreams for humanity may be realized.
[tags]unity, devotions, serving, church, exchange, Ephesians, Bible[/tags]