"COME ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT"
"WELCOME TO THE HOLY SPIRITS TEAM: GET TO WORK!'
I Corinthians 12:16
April 4, 1993
The purpose of our church is to glorify God by people
sharing Jesus with other people. The greatest challenge
in my life as your pastor/leader is to get each of you
involved in fulfilling this purpose for your life and our
There are many thoughts about how you are to fulfill
that purpose of our church, but let me give to you
what I believe is the biblical way to do this in your
life. I want to give it to you today in an acrostic:
I want to talk to you today about Team Ministry. Team
Ministry is a new ministry in our church and it is the
spiritual gifts ministry of our church.
The purpose of Team Ministry is to involve every
member of our church in fulfilling our church's purpose
by discovering and utilizing our God-given spiritual
gifts through personal ministry in our church.
There are four stages of TEAM Ministry that I want
to introduce to you today:
Stage 1: The Draft
As you know a professional football team drafts
players according to their talents and skills
in relationship to what the needs of the team
are. Our problem in the church is that we do
not know the gifts that each of you have,
therefore, our goal is to have each member
of our church take a Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Test. This will help you and us discover the
dominant spiritual gifts in your life. (30 minutes
Stage 2: Training Camp
The Arkansas Razorback football team has
just completed their spring training. Through
this camp the coaches have trained their players
according to their specific positions. Our
training camp in TEAM Ministry is a six week
spiritual gift seminar which will equip you to
understand the dominant spiritual gifts God
has given to you.
Stage 3: The Scrimmage
Until a football team goes through a scrimmage
the coaches reall ...
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