SOME BIBLICAL MINISTRY JOB DESCRIPTIONS
We see a `job description' in the following scriptures, and are to test ourselves in the following matters: -
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us-we implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20.
The Elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the corn," and "The worker deserves his wages."
1 Timothy 5:17,18.
FISHERS OF MEN
Come, follow me," Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men."
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field."
MEN OF GOD
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16,17.
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow-worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honour to Christ.
2 Corinthians 8:23.
MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-
MINISTERS OF CHRIST
.....to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
MINISTERS OF GOD
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way; in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots, in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and the left; through glory and dishonour, bad report and good report; genuine yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown, dying, and yet we live