Rev. Marvin Gibson Jr.
UBC Manila

Ephesians 4:11-16

Emphasis: Our love for God causes us to be an active participant of the body of Christ. God can use everyone to fulfill his purpose for the church.

  • Understanding Church Leadership (v.11)
    • Jesus Christ
    • Apostles and Prophets
    • Evangelist
    • Pastors/Teachers
      • Pastors – “Shepherd”
      • Bishop – “Overseer”
      • Elder – “Mature Spiritual Leader”
  • Basic Role Of Church Leaders (v.12a)
    • “to equip his people for works of service,”
      1st quarter Prayer Rally: February 24, 2020 * 7pm
      • Equipping Tools
        • Prayer
        • Bible
        • Trials
        • Sufferings
  • Crucial Roles Of Church Lay Leaders (vv.12b-15)
    • To Basically Serve (v.12b)
    • To Build/Edify (v.12c)
    • To Bring Unity (v.13a)
    • To Breed Knowledge (v.13b)
    • To Boost Maturity (v.13c)
      • Scriptural Doctrine (v.14a)
      • Strong Devotion (v.14b)
  • Ministry Partnership (v.16)
    1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-10, he writes:
    4 as you come to Him, the Living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
    9 but you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy
    Excerpt from James L. Garlow’s book: Partners in Ministry
    • “living stones”
    • “holy priests”
    • “chosen race”
    • “the King’s priests”
    • “royal priesthood”
    • “God’s own people”

“You are a minister of Christ… if you are baptized Christian, you are already a minister, whether you are ordained or not is immaterial. No matter how you react, the statement remains true. You may be surprised, alarmed, pleased, antagonized, suspicious, acquiescent, scornful, or enraged. Nevertheless you are a minister of Christ.” - Francis Ayer

Vision: To see equipped members fulfilling the Great Commission.