In simple terms, if the ministry of the Church is the continuation of the ministry of Jesus, then the ministry of the Church must be empowered by the Spirit in the same way that Jesus’ was. In this short ebook, you will discover three key ways the Holy Spirit is at work in empowering us for ministry today; 1) the Christo-centric direction; 2) The Missional, and 3) The Corporate Direction.
Discover the biblical principles for mobilizing the whole Church for Ministry. Jesus’s first disciples were uneducated commoners. They were “ordinary” people—fishermen, tax collectors and the likes. By “ordinary,” I do not mean they did not do extraordinary things. I mean, they were not official Clergy. Yet these people were equipped and empowered by Jesus to do extraordinary things—Jesus made all the difference. Likewise, most of Paul’s missionary companions were dedicated laypeople. And, travelling across the world’s leading cities, Paul’s ministry companions pioneered a new kind of missional engagement that sent the Gospel all over Europe. But, again, the Holy Spirit made all the difference. Learn what this means for the 21st century Church to experience this same kind of missional revival.
Get your copy of book two in the Re:New series. In Re:Form, Pastor Jervis offers a systematic and biblical case for the renewal of the Christian mission. In all, he makes two broad propositions for missional renewal. Firstly, he suggests that the mobilization of the whole Church for mission is necessary for missional success. In other words, we need to ensure that every member of the Church, clergy or non-clergy, is actively fulfilling their part of the corporate mandate to make disciples of all nations before our Lord returns. Next, Pastor Jervis presents a case for missional renewal by arguing that foundationally and biblically, the Holy Spirit is, and should continue to be, the ultimate power that guides and empowers all our Christian ministry. Therefore using the lives of biblical figures —Jesus, Peter, Paul, Philip and Stephen —as paradigm missionaries, Jervis proposes a vision for a Christian mission that effectively pairs the leading and empowerment of the Spirit with the demonstration of the Gospel in compassion and Justice.
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The problem of Christians’ lack of concern for Justice or compassion-related issues is not just theological (which I think it is) but a multi-layered one: ranging from personal, theological, cultural, denominational and other historical factors. These areas impacted my understanding of Justice, and I am sure it does for many of you. So in this little ebook, Jervis chooses a list of nine common reasons people, particularly Christians, usually tend to shy away from speaking up about Justice issues-particularly racism and the likes. He has categorized these as issues of culture (ethnic or denominational/Church), Semantics, Theology, Politics, missional praxis, fear and ignorance. I hope this helps you with some honest/sober self-awareness and reflection!
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