Equipping Lay Ministers
For the work of the ministry
Most of what we define as "ministry" within the body of Christ today is done in the context of a large group meeting and usually by vocational ministers. These meetings are conducted primarily by people from the front while those attending are usually spectators (the audience). The biblical model of ministry happens when leaders facilitate and release the body (believers) to do the ministry, "to equip His people for works of service" (Eph. 4.12).
GME seeks to prepare "lay" people for ministry in the following intentional ways:
Within the context of Small Group/House Church ministry. Smaller gathering are ideal for providing the opportunities for people to learn and grow in their ministry strengths. For a list of house churches sponsored by GME click HERE.
Practical "Ministry Team" experiences. There is no better way of learning then by hands on training. Jesus equipped his disciples by sending them out, "These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions..." (Mat. 10.5). Click HERE for a list of current Ministry Teams.
Conducting weekly "Schools of Ministry" related to specific areas of practical ministry training. For a list of current training schools please link HERE.