Every October, we take out and set aside this special time to honor, celebrate and recognize the gift God has given to the Ministry of New Berean
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-17
We are gifted with a pastor, teachers and leaders chosen by the Lord to lead this local assembly in love. Their purpose is for our edification and spiritual maturity that we would eventually grow closer together to the glory of God. We thank the Lord for our gifts and want to encourage them in the work they are doing for us.
Let them know, our Pastors, Teachers, Deacons and other ministry Leaders you are praying for them. Be accountable (Heb. 13:17), support them and are growing as a result of their efforts
On October 24th, we will acknowledge the these Leaders during our morning worship service. If you want to recognize a particular leader who has ministered God’s grace in your life, this will the time to do it publicly.