Statement of Purpose:
One of the greatest compliments people can pay Christians is to view them as examples for other Christians to follow. Paul paid that complement to the Christians in Thessalonica. "You became a model to all the believers….Your faith in God has become known everywhere" (I Thess. 1:7-8).
Their pattern of Christians living was a model worthy of imitation by other Christians. They were living examples of Christ-like.
Paul encouraged Timothy to "be an example to the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith, and in purity" (I Tim. 4:12). He also challenged Titus to "set them an example by doing what is good" (Titus 2:7).
The primary model for all Christians is Jesus Christ Himself. He left "us an example, so that we should follow in His steps" (I Pet. 2:21). Jesus came to serve. He said, "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life---a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45).
All followers of Jesus are to serve by providing ministry in His name. The title diakonos (servant) applies to every Christian, but the apostle Paul also used it in a special sense for specific church leaders (Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:8-13). Thus deacons carry both the name of Christ and the name of servant.
The congregation looks to its pastors and deacons to serve as models both in their quality of life and in their active ministry. The high qualifications for the pastors (overseers) and deacons found in I Timothy 3 clearly indicate that the New Testament churches looked to these church leaders for example in Christian Living.
Other Leaders that are included are:
- Women Ministry
- Nursing Guild
- Youth Ministry
- Congress of Christian Education
- Senior and Youth Choir
- Missionary Circle