Most people and most churches are still defining ministry as volunteerism, a few hours a month. We know that is a far cry short of the biblical definition of mission and ministry which is all of life. Yet, most of mobilization processes lead to volunteerism as the ultimate outcome.
Maybe it’s time to look at how we’re mobilizing people. We need to go back to Scripture to look at how God has called us, as leaders of His Church, to activate the members of the Body of Christ for His work. In Paul’s letter to the church of Ephesus, he laid out guidelines for motivating and mobilizing the priesthood of believers—a plan that transformed the early church into a movement that turned the Roman Empire upside down and changed culture.