Welcome to CLASS 301. This is the third class of NVCCC EM's four basic classes. Since these classes build on each other it is required that you first attend Encounter 101 and Maturity 201 before taking this class. We are convinced that you must first be committed to membership in a church family and committed to the habits for spiritual maturity before you are ready for ministry. Membership and Maturity are the foundations for Ministry.
So, what is the purpose of this class?
Ephesians 4:11-12 "God has given pastors and teachers to prepare God's people for works of ministry, so the body of Christ may be built up."
The Bible says that it's pastor's to prepare God's people to do ministry. This means that all Christians are ministers. A minister means a believer who serves the purpose of God by serving others.
Here is the principle undergirding this class:
MY MINISTRY IS DETERMINED BY MY MAKEUP. What God made me to be determines what He intends for me to do. I will understand the purpose I was created for when I understand the kind of person I am.
This is the secret of knowing God's will for my life. God is consistent in His plan for each of our lives. He would not give us inborn talents and temperaments, spiritual gifts and all sorts of life experiences and then not use them. We believe by reviewing and studying these factors you'll discover the ministry God has for you, the unique way God intends for you to serve Him.
The two results for discovering ministry I've been shaped for are fruitfulness and fulfillment. When you discover what God made you to be and then you begin to do what God made you to do, through what He made you to be, you're going to be fulfilled. Fulfillment comes from service, not from status or anything else.
If you are interested in serving others according to God-given shape of yours, then we encourage you to take this class and find your shape to be a part of our ministry by clicking the button below. We'd love to see you in this class.