Is “ministry” a corporate thing? Is it old testament thing?Paul,Timothy,Philip,Barnabas they had their ministry! We have christian ministries, we have non-christian ministries, so what qualifies it to be a ministry?
I think we first have to define it, then go from there.
First, I have a problem with the word itself, or maybe the way that we use it. My take on the word is two fold, one is that it should be used in the singular sense. Let me tell you what I mean, when paul is described in the bible as having his journey’s or ministry it was about him and his life of following God through His Spirit. It was Paul’s Life Story and how God used him in his walk with the lord. I have not found in the Bible the Corporate committee to organize and regulate how and when someone should do according to this committee. God created us as individuals as apart of a body, to act as one thing, the church!! Our own little journey of life should always be about Him and His Spirit.
Two, How does a “Ministry” as we know it today, glorify God? If I was to accept Christ as my “personal Savior” how is this working when my environment is a corporate situation. The largest gathering that I have come across in the bible that was to influence a group was that of the Disciples in the upper room, which was around 120 people.
Is what we are doing what God intended?
Please share your thought on this! Let me know if we as a society,church,people, or governments are doing it right?