Coordination is one of the keys to Growth of the church body.
Eph 4:16 “From Him whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love”.
We thank God for the appointment of new deacons and the briefing on coordination amongst the various ministries of Bethesda Chapel. Eph 4:16 reinforces the need to function interdependently. Without coordination in ministry programs, we may end up divided and isolated. One group of people will end up doing one thing while another group something else.
♡ By the leading of the Holy Spirit, God has designed all of us to work in a coordinated way that leads to the growth of a healthy assembly. 1 Cor 12:7 “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good”. Dependence on the Holy Spirit is paramount in spiritual ministry.
♡ Equipping and encouraging the laity are necessary for the growth of the Body! Eph 4:12 “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”. In Singapore we are all so geared to continual learning and lifelong learning. Subsidies like the SkillsFuture help all to learn and be equipped. Many of us are great participants of such schemes. Similarly, we should not shun away whenever opportunities arise for us to be equipped for God’s work.
Promoting interdependence and preventing silo mentality can be done through creation of platforms and sharing of information resources. Praying for and encouraging one another are good characteristics of a well-coordinated Church.
Jesus shall be the focus in all ministry endeavours. He as the head of the Body, gels us together. The Holy Spirit gives us gifts so that when we are all working together, we can accomplish much for Him. And God will certainly bring about a healthy Church if we abide in Him. The Church is not meant to be about individuals only but rather the Church as a whole.
To God Be the Glory for His constant and continual encouragement to His people through His Word and the Spirit.