“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:11-16)

The church as an institution, populated with the five fold ministries, is to “prepare you for works of service.” The role is to prepare, the work to be done, is outside the church, in the marketplace.

The full expression of our work with God is to be manifested in our daily work, not within the four walls of the church.

However, it is vital to be well connected to a  place of worship, where you can be refreshed and prepared as you go out again to minster in the world.

We are called to be “fishers of men” not keepers of the aquarium.

Quick Prayer. “I commit to supporting my local church, show me how I can help.” Amen