Sunday, August 12, 2012

Godfrey on Worship 5: Leadership in Worship

“It was he (Christ) who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service” (Eph. 4:11-12).

Also, when Christ called his apostles, he educated them for three years.  So many churches have universities and seminaries for that purpose.  Sadly, people who cannot afford such education balk at the idea of ministerial training.  I seriously think the Church is at fault for this for not teaching their members special classes on theology.  Nobody teaches Church history or apologetics, why we believe what we believe.  This is why nobody knows theology these days.  Now that people write theological magazines and websites, there has been a resurgence of good theology.  But seriously, where is the Church in this?  I’m so thankful to be in a church where we take seriously the need to at least educate the elders and deacons.  I hope soon we can take it seriously to teach catechism to the children, too.

Godfrey also mentions a spiritual conversation.  Where is the Q and A time?  If someone is confused, he should ask the pastor for clarification and openly.  Probably other people are just as confused and need someone brave enough to ask for clarification.

1 comment:

  1. I received great training in Church history and theology from Houghton College, which is affiliated with The Wesleyan Church as part of my undergraduate work. What helped, I believe, is that while everyone there was of a Wesleyan-Methodist background, not everyone was strictly affiliated with the Wesleyan Church, which I believe provided a better all around understanding.