The most empowered institution on the face of the earth

Reading yesterday in “High Impact Church Boards” (book / ebook – affiliate links) by T.J. Addington

Christ designed the church to be the most empowered institution on the face of the earth by gifting every individual with significant gifts to be used for His kingdom.  Instead, it is often the least empowered institution, leaving frustration in its wake at every level and encouraging many to sit on the sidelines rather than get in the game.

How have you seen this to be true?

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2 thoughts on “The most empowered institution on the face of the earth

  1. I think the issue is that not all in the church are “the church.” I think true believers, for the most part, are serving and making the church empowered. But I think that the pews are also full of people who aren’t truly converted.

    • Loren… I couldn’t agree with your point any more. The guys over at 9 marks have nailed this one pretty well. HOWEVER, I also think a good deal of the issue being addressed in the quote has to do with cumbersome, clumsy organizational structures that handcuff people from actually doing the ministry they’ve been equipped by God to do. I see both points. Thanks for the comment!

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