David j ellis w ward gasque eds in gods community essays on the church and its ministry wheaton il harold shaw publishers 1979 pbk. God builds his church through the ministry of gifted members instead speaking the truth in love we will in all things grow up into him who is the head that is christ from him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love as each part does its work. Leadership and authority in the church what it is and isnt leaders have at times tended to make leaders into surrogate parents who regulate areas of life completely unrelated to church ministry in the bible the church is sometimes called the family of god but we should remember that the parent is god the father leaders are brothers . Apologetics reasons for faith in christianity including information on predictive prophesy historical documentation arguments for the existence of god etc ecclesiology papers on the nature of the christian church with information on the body of christ christian ministry and other key aspects of christian community. For this paper i interviewed the pastor of grace life baptist church in ruby michigan usa would you say that your congregation or the people within your particular department or area of ministry is living out the mind of christ ie unity humility selflessness as they interact serve and minister to with each other
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