Church Ministries Required by the New Testament

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Church Ministries Required by the New Testament


To chart the progress of a church or cell, mark ministries being done well by them. Develop ministries in the order that best fits the immediate needs of your people or trainee.

___ Watch over the spiritual life of the flock that God has given you to tend

___ Counsel and correct the unruly firmly but without condemning, 1 Cor. 5
___ Restore unruly or limping lambs, Titus 3:10-11; Gal. 6:1-2
___ Counsel people with personal or family problems, as Paul did, Philemon
___ Ward off wolves, Acts 20:17-38

___ Agree as a body on goals, practices and general plans, Acts 15: 22-31; 2 Cor. 13:11
___ Strengthen marriage and family life, Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4

___ Pray

___ All members of the flock develop daily personal and family devotions, 1 Thess. 5:17
___ Wage spiritual warfare and pray for those who need God’s help, Eph. 6:10-18; Rom. 12:12
___ Pray for the sick and needy, Gen. 18:20-33; James 5:14-15

___ Serve one another within and between churches or cells, 1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4:11-16; Rom. 12:4-16
___ Give. Be stewards of all God has given us: our treasure, talents and time, Luke 6:38; Matt. 25:14-30
___ Organize and oversee so that all serve with their spiritual gifts, in harmony in the body, 1 Cor. 12

___ Oversee as servant leaders, not as power-hungry commanders, Matt. 20:25-28
___ Evaluate periodically all these ministries, 1 Peter 5:1-4; Eph. 4:11-16

___ Serve the needy within the church body, Acts 6:1-6; Gal. 6:10
___ Cultivate loving fellowship among members of the flock, Rom. 12:3-21; 1 Cor. 13
___ Worship as a church or cell body; include Communion, Matt. 26:26-28, Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:46; 20:7

___ Witness for Christ, Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5
___ Care for the needy outside the church body, Matt. 25:31-46; Luke 10:25-37
___ Start new churches and cells (tiny churches within a larger one), Acts chapters 13 – 14
___ Prepare and send missionaries to neglected, receptive peoples, Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 13:1-3

___ Make disciples the way Jesus said

___ Teach your disciples do exactly what Jesus commands us to do, Matthew 28:18-20

___ Teach, preach and apply the Word, 1 Tim. 3:16-172 Timothy 4:2; James 1:22-26

___ Equip the believers for the work of the ministry, Eph. 4-11-12

___ Train elders, pastors, evangelists and missionaries

___ Leaders coach apprentices to help lead or pastor other churches or cells, Mark 3:14; Titus 1:5
___ Give new pastoral leaders more and more responsibility in new churches or cells, 1 Pet. 5:1-4
___ Workers pass on ministry skills to others to extend the work or start new flocks, 2 Tim. 2:2