The Mission Of The Church

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• ¶ 120. Of the Book of Discipline states The Mission-The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.
• As a pastor and prayerfully a provisional member, I am called to be set apart such that I can minister to the needs of the community as part of enabling this mission.
• Spiritual gifts are empowered by the Holy Spirit so that we can serve the needs of God’s creation. I am a steward of these gifts for God’s purpose.
• This role entails the highest level of responsibility and commitment due to the covenantal relationship between me and God, the local church, Va conference, and larger connectional United Methodist Church.
4. Explain your understanding of diakonia, the servant ministry of the church, and the servant ministry of the provisional member and commissioned minister in The United Methodist Church.
• For this question I am defining Diakonia according to Strongs Concordance “For the believer, 1248 /diakonía ("ministry") specifically refers to Spirit-empowered service guided by faith”
• Servant ministry requires the realization of two things. First, the idea and practice of service to church and the world. Second, that such service is empowered by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I must endeavor to remain or abide in Jesus as taught in John 15:4 and realize that the fruits of my efforts are not for personal recognition but that
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