Cornerstone

Servant-ministers are the heart of the church, and the group of people that do the vast majority of interpersonal ministry in the context of the body of Christ.
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The term “deacon” has been used throughout the history of the church to a great deal of confusion. What is a deacon? What does he or she do? At Cornerstone, we call this office “servant-ministers,” and in this message we seek to unpack the glorious, diverse, gospel-centered ministry that God has entrusted to the servant-ministers of the church. Servant-ministers are the heart of the church, and the group of people that do the vast majority of interpersonal ministry in the context of the body of Christ. So, it’s important that we know who a servant-minister is, and what they’re called to do.

Application Questions

1. In the past, what have you thought a “deacon” is? How does this differ from the biblical office of servant-ministers as has been presented?

2. Why do you think it is important for servant-ministers to be spiritually qualified?

3. What are some of the ways that you are gifted to minister the truth of God to the hearts of others?

4. What are some of the ways that those in your Community Group are gifted to minister the truth of God to the hearts of others?

5. Are you functioning as a servant-minister in the church? If not, what is holding you back from doing so?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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