“We are equipped to serve, not warm the pews.” ~ Dr. Gustavo Crocker
This was a phrase we heard during Saturday evening’s General Assembly service. Dr. Crocker’s message was on the priesthood of all believers and how we are all equipped by God with a gift for service. Over the years, the Church has become a bit complacent and in some cases had the thought – that’s a job for clergy or that’s a job for someone else. Here’s the thing, however, is that if we claim to be followers of Jesus Christ we are called to be ministers of the gospel. We are all equipped for service, laity and clergy alike.
As we continue to journey into the future for our congregation, let’s embrace our God given gifting and go – ministering as we are all called and commissioned to do.