Ministries: Equipping Saints
The second purpose of Christ Community Church is EQUIPPING SAINTS.
We are to present everyone mature in Christ.
Colossians 1:28: Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Therefore, we are equipping the saints for the work.
Ephesians 4:11-13: And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Equipping the saints involves the body of Christ growing into mature manhood and womanhood. This work is not done by our own willpower. Biblically qualified pastors, empowered by the Spirit, wield the Word of God, particularly in the Gospel of Jesus Christ to help others follow Jesus (discipleship). By the grace of God, we teach, train, and equip more to follow Jesus and to attain maturity in Christ (2 Timothy 2:1-2).