At some point in History the idea of the Church, the view of Leaders in the Church changed. Today in many Churches the 80/20 rules is in effect.
20% of the people are actively involved in serving in the Church. 80% are observers. This is in conflict with God’s design.
God tells us that He has given the Church a gift, i.e. specific leaders to the Church for the purpose of equipping the saints in the Church.
This is God gift so the Church can be God witness to the world displaying His manifold wisdom and so the world can see the true magnificence of God.
Eph. 4:11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
God’s design for the Church does not allow for Christians to be observers. God design is that the every individual in the Church is equipped to serve to serve in the Church.
This is our conflict.
It has been said that the Church has become a spectator sport. With so many observer, one can easily see why.
God’s design of the Church and the American design of the Church are totally different, they function differently and what is being witness by those looking on has not been helpful.
So how do we change from this American style of Church to God’s design of Church?
Jesus’s plan is very basic, very simple. Jesus plan is for all Disciples to become involved, all disciples making disciples
Matthew 28:19-20 (GNT) “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”
Eph. 4:1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
Each believer living a life worthy of their calling. Each believer has been chosen, called of God.
Our Goal, 100% actively involved in serving. The Observers are looking on to see the "Manifold wisdom of God in the Church" Eph 3:10