Thursday, September 20, 2007
All member ministry?
Although this post is heavily weighed towards my own tribe, if you’ve got an opinion, I’d love to hear it.
I’m rolling around some thoughts, which are not necessarily mine, but are worth consideration:
What do we actually understand by “all member ministry”, and can we take it that this is still our position of The Salvation Army as a movement in reality?
In the early days of The Salvation Army, converts were quickly employed in service. Their testimony and their involvement in the mission were powerful weapons in the sharing of the Gospel.
Over the years has this changed? Has our theology over the place of each believer altered? Have we developed a different concept of the place of Officers? (Full time pastors)
If we were to assume and believe that God has given The Salvation Army all it needs today to move our mission (whatever that is) forward today , what action steps would need to be put in place to more effectively promote the concept of all-member ministry?
(HT to The Salvation Army Youth - Western Territory, USA site for the pic)