Dr. Lewis Gregory has written a concise book that is valuable for Christian leaders and Pulpit Committees that seeking a pastor for their local church.
There is a leadership void in the world today. So, what can be done about it? God has made ample provision to solve the leadership problem.
Dr Gregory identifies four qualities that are important for New Covenant ministry.
1. This minister is committed to proclaiming the mystery of the gospel, which is “Christ in you” (Colossians 1:27-2:3), Mature ministers of God know their identity in Christ and their ministry calling.
2. This minister understands his own personal identity in Christ and is eager to proclaim it. He should be devoted to showing and sharing the grace of God wherever he goes.
3. This minister is committed to the spiritual growth and maturity of the body of Christ (Colossians 1:28-2:3; Hebrews 6:1).
4. This minister is committed to equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Ephesians 4:12 gives this mission statement: “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” The body of Christ needs someone who build them up in the most holy faith based on the Word of God.
By the grace of God this is possible and vital!
Adapted from Dr. Gregory’s book (pp. 14,15) which can be ordered through his web site here.