Stewards of the Church
How is the Church built up? In a sense there are as many answers to that question as there are individual members with individual vocations. But the overall answer for all of this is: through personal participation in and support of the Church’s mission of proclaiming and teaching, serving and sanctifying. St. Paul tells us, “Live in a manner worthy of the call you received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace, one body, one spirit” (Eph.4:1-4). As a community of people involved in different ministries, do we dare to try to find ways to challenge people to be disciples of Jesus, people of faith, people who will share their gifts with us? Could we not make this the primary commitment in all our ministries by preaching the challenge of faith?