Finding the Keys: Liberating the Ministry from Trivial Pursuits

VOL 6; ISSUE 2

03/01/1997

What About Bob?: The Meaning of Ministry in the Reformed Tradition

Saturday, 01 Mar 1997

We have confused priesthood with ministry, as if the priesthood of all believers means that all believers are ministers.
Although he "went forward" to receive Christ only a month ago, Bob, who recently ended his NFL career, has just informed his discipleship group that he is called to the ministry. In fact, next week he will be teaming up with a businessman who has also decided that he is called to the ministry. Together, they will form a sports evangelism team. A familiar story for those of us raised in evangelical circles, this fictional account illustrates the practical importance of the question, "What is ministry?" The verb "to call&...

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