This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.
The course will be led by Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III, Senior Pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City.
Each One a Minister
, a revised and enlarged edition of Carter's previous book by the same title, begins with a 6-session study of Ephesians. Carter engages the reader in discovering the meaning of church, ministry, and gifts — from the early church up to the present.
As a follow-up to the Bible study, readers and study groups look at ways in which God's gifts are practical as well as spiritual. Four ministry categories, closely connected to the congregational primary task (receive, relate, equip, send), are identified. Scripture readings, activities, and ways to implement specific ministries are suggested.
Designed to encourage individuals to discover God's call to ministry in their own lives, Each One a Minister
leads toward practical ways of using gifts in ministries in our congregations and in our communities. An ideal resource for clergy, lay leaders, study groups, and others seeking to identify and use their gifts in meaningful ways.
You will need this book, the ability to connect to Zoom, a notebook, and a pen for each class time. There are no prerequisites to taking this class, and it is open to anyone who is interested. All material will be shown during the course, with a link to the information after the course sent to you by email if you would like.
This course is free, except for the purchase of the book. We will use ZOOM for our courses. You can download the free app on your computer, laptop, or smartphone. Registration will close when we have 40 participants. To complete the course, you must attend all sessions.
Session 1 - Thursday, June 24 6pm-8pm (Central time)
Session 2 - Saturday, June 26 9am-noon, offline lunch break, session resumes 1pm-4pm (Central time)