Partners in Ministry
Everywhere you look today you see the word “partner” -- on billboards advertising banking services, in newspaper ads for insurance companies, on TV programs about nursing care, not to mention the number of Internet sites touting partners in their name.
Yet in the very place where being partners is so crucial to the organization’s mission,
we only talk about working together. That organization? The church.
Our mission is “making disciples of Jesus Christ.” How can we do that?
Only by being partners in ministry—clergy and laity together.
The partnership begins with the pastor and the lay leader; but it extends
to the whole congregation. We must have a clear understanding
that all baptized Christians are called into ministry.