Addressing the Damaging Effects of Professionalism in the Local Church
"The way to fix a church suffering with professionalism is not to do away with the gifted, well-trained, and experienced ministers but channel their ministry in a different way. This is the genius of the early church leaders. They understood their calling not as ministers but equippers. Their end goal was to have apprentices who can duplicate their life, work, and calling so that as the church continues to grow and multiply, there are new laborers and competent leaders for the mission."
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HT: Trevin Wax