“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14

“The work of God in this earth can never be finished until the men and women comprising our church membership rally to the work and unite their effort with those of ministers and church officers.”

Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 9, p. 116

Many churches struggle because just a few people are doing all the work, or because members are not growing in their ability to work for God. That’s not God’s plan. He desires all church members to be involved in ministry and growing in their spiritual gifts!

Today, God is calling church leaders to empower other members by training them to be willing, capable leaders who can take their place.

Empowerment is not about finding community. It is about creating community through caring leadership.

  • Study what leadership means in a local church and why it matters.
  • Understand the Biblical role of spiritual gifts in leadership.
  • Discover the true goal of Christ-centered leadership.
  • Learn how to develop a culture of leadership in the church.

“We are to learn the lessons that God has given in His Word… Our work is to proclaim the message for this time. Christ is competent to empower His church with His own earnestness…”

Ellen White, Manuscript 102, 1903, par. 22