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    And He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying (building up) of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect (complete) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13

    Well over 1500 pastors, ministers and priests leave the ministry every month, burned out and worn out because they were in the wrong position and took on the entire workload of the body of Christ. The above mentioned five-fold ministry is appointed to train, equip and send the saints into service, not take on the whole load themselves.

    This is why the body of Christ is a spiritual quadriplegic because no one trained them nor equipped them to minister and most, myself included had to fend for ourselves and learned through trial and error. This model of man-centered, pastor led church has crippled the entire body leaving them ignorant of God's will for them to do the work of service, not to mention millions of people that are neglected and end up going to the world for help!

    Jesus trained the twelve to go and train the body to do the work of ministry and He told them, "Greater works shall you do because I go to the Father." We have been so brain-washed to think that everything happens on Sunday, but Sundays should be a time of celebration for the miraculous things God has done through the saints during the week!

    That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head-Christ-from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:14-16

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin

Raising Up Godly Leaders for the Church

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