The Ministry at Evening Light Fellowship
The most important thing today is a good God-sent preacher, because the Body of Christ can only serve God as His servants minister the Word of God to them. The purpose of the ministry is to edify the body of Christ and perfect the saints according to Ephesians 4:11-16. The Word of God is alive and powerful, and God has ordained His ministers to speak the truth in love so that the whole body can grow into the perfect image of Christ.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love?