ED201 Empowering God’s People for Ministry

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In Empowering God’s People for Ministry (ED201), Greg Ogden considers the concept of the “horizontal priesthood” of believers and their role as ministers to one another in the body of Christ. The course begins by considering what it means for the church to be a living organism and how historic approaches to church leadership have failed to empower believers to minister. Ogden evaluates various models of ministry and proposes a way forward that involves God’s call to all believers, the essential ingredients for life transformation, and the role of all believers to be ministers.

The Need for a Paradigm Shift

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

4m
Introduction

Introduction

4m
What Is a Paradigm?

What Is a Paradigm?

7m
Paradigms at Work

Paradigms at Work

5m
Lessons from Paradigms

Lessons from Paradigms

7m

An Organism Paradigm of the Church

Investigating the Development and Forms of Church Government

Investigating the Development and Forms of Church Government

3m
The Lens of Organism

The Lens of Organism

6m
The Church as Body

The Church as Body

5m
Finding Every Place Where the Term “Body” Refers to the Church

Finding Every Place Where the Term “Body” Refers to the Church

5m
The Church as Body: An Illustration

The Church as Body: An Illustration

5m
The Church’s Relationship to Its Founder

The Church’s Relationship to Its Founder

5m
Finding References to Christ as the “Head” of the Church

Finding References to Christ as the “Head” of the Church

3m
Attitudes That Hinder the Body: Inferiority

Attitudes That Hinder the Body: Inferiority

6m
Attitudes That Hinder the Body: Superiority

Attitudes That Hinder the Body: Superiority

6m
Attitudes That Build the Body: Interdependence

Attitudes That Build the Body: Interdependence

5m

Where the Reformation Failed

Finding Comparison Charts of Spiritual Gifts

Finding Comparison Charts of Spiritual Gifts

4m
The Necessity of Institution

The Necessity of Institution

4m
The Reformation and Institutionalism

The Reformation and Institutionalism

5m
The Reformation’s Radical Promise

The Reformation’s Radical Promise

3m
The Unfulfilled Promise

The Unfulfilled Promise

3m
Reasons the Reformation Failed to Deliver (1–3)

Reasons the Reformation Failed to Deliver (1–3)

3m
Reasons the Reformation Failed to Deliver (4–7)

Reasons the Reformation Failed to Deliver (4–7)

6m

The Corruption of Biblical Language

Summary Thoughts on the Failure of the Reformation

Summary Thoughts on the Failure of the Reformation

3m
Transformation of the Mind

Transformation of the Mind

6m
Corruption of the Term “Saint”

Corruption of the Term “Saint”

4m
Corruption of the Terms “Minister” and “Ministry”

Corruption of the Terms “Minister” and “Ministry”

6m
Discovering the Common Greek Root behind Key Terms in Acts 6:1–4

Discovering the Common Greek Root behind Key Terms in Acts 6:1–4

4m
Corruption of the Term “Priest”

Corruption of the Term “Priest”

4m
Corruption of the Term “Clergy”

Corruption of the Term “Clergy”

3m

Pastoring between the Paradigms

Corruption of the Term “Laity”

Corruption of the Term “Laity”

3m
The Apostolic Paradigm

The Apostolic Paradigm

7m
The Christendom Paradigm

The Christendom Paradigm

7m
The Role of the Pastor in the Christendom Paradigm

The Role of the Pastor in the Christendom Paradigm

7m
The New Apostolic Paradigm

The New Apostolic Paradigm

6m
The Collapse of Christendom

The Collapse of Christendom

5m
Responding to Marginalization

Responding to Marginalization

7m

A Vision for Equipping Ministry

Authentic Service

Authentic Service

5m
From Dependency to Equipping

From Dependency to Equipping

3m
Equipping in Exodus 18

Equipping in Exodus 18

7m
Conducting a Character Study with the Bible Facts Tool

Conducting a Character Study with the Bible Facts Tool

4m
Fostering Dependency: Pastoral Self-Expectations

Fostering Dependency: Pastoral Self-Expectations

6m
Fostering Dependency: People’s Expectations of Their Pastor

Fostering Dependency: People’s Expectations of Their Pastor

7m
Jethro’s Advice (1): Change Your Role

Jethro’s Advice (1): Change Your Role

3m
Equipping Ministry

Equipping Ministry

7m
A Contemporary Image for the Equipping Pastor

A Contemporary Image for the Equipping Pastor

2m
Sharing the Leadership

Sharing the Leadership

6m
Styles That Inhibit

Styles That Inhibit

5m
Jethro’s Advice (2): Change Your Style

Jethro’s Advice (2): Change Your Style

4m
Sorting the Singular and Plural Forms of the Term “Elder”

Sorting the Singular and Plural Forms of the Term “Elder”

5m
Jethro’s Advice (3): Decentralize Your Structure

Jethro’s Advice (3): Decentralize Your Structure

5m

Vocation and Call

Our Challenge

Our Challenge

1m
A Disconnection between Work and Faith

A Disconnection between Work and Faith

6m
A Distorted View of Call

A Distorted View of Call

6m
Gifts of the Whole Body of Christ

Gifts of the Whole Body of Christ

6m
Biblical Teaching on a “Call”

Biblical Teaching on a “Call”

7m
Identify Biblical References to God’s Calling

Identify Biblical References to God’s Calling

4m
A Heart Call: Focus on a Need You Care About

A Heart Call: Focus on a Need You Care About

8m
A Heart Call: A Positive Burden

A Heart Call: A Positive Burden

4m
A Heart Call: Bigger Than You Can Accomplish

A Heart Call: Bigger Than You Can Accomplish

3m

Small Groups

A Heart Call: Energy and Joy

A Heart Call: Energy and Joy

2m
A Theology of Small Groups

A Theology of Small Groups

3m
Benefits of Small Groups

Benefits of Small Groups

7m
Types of Small Group Systems

Types of Small Group Systems

6m
Definitional Elements of Small Groups

Definitional Elements of Small Groups

4m
Types of Small Groups (1)

Types of Small Groups (1)

6m

Ministry Teams

Types of Small Groups (2)

Types of Small Groups (2)

4m
Biblical Vision of Team Ministry

Biblical Vision of Team Ministry

3m
The Importance of Ministry Teams for Discipleship

The Importance of Ministry Teams for Discipleship

5m
Staying Connected in Prayer through Faithlife

Staying Connected in Prayer through Faithlife

5m
Ministry Teams or Committees?

Ministry Teams or Committees?

6m
Definition and Elements of Ministry Teams

Definition and Elements of Ministry Teams

5m
Starting a Ministry Team

Starting a Ministry Team

6m

Life Transformation Groups

Necessary Ingredients for Starting a Ministry Team

Necessary Ingredients for Starting a Ministry Team

5m
Basic Components

Basic Components

3m
Character Questions, Scripture Reading, Prayer Focus

Character Questions, Scripture Reading, Prayer Focus

6m
Creating and Sharing a Custom Reading Plan

Creating and Sharing a Custom Reading Plan

5m
The Strength of Threes

The Strength of Threes

5m

Disciple-Making Groups

Important Features and Benefits

Important Features and Benefits

4m
Ingredients for Christlike Transformation

Ingredients for Christlike Transformation

4m
Transparent Trust (1)

Transparent Trust (1)

9m
Transparent Trust (2)

Transparent Trust (2)

6m
Truth in Community

Truth in Community

9m

Wesley’s System of Interlocking Groups

Life-Change Accountability

Life-Change Accountability

7m
Wesley and His System

Wesley and His System

6m
The Society: The Cognitive Mode

The Society: The Cognitive Mode

5m
The Class Meeting: The Behavioral Mode

The Class Meeting: The Behavioral Mode

3m
The Class Meeting: Its Format

The Class Meeting: Its Format

2m
The Class Meeting: Its Leader

The Class Meeting: Its Leader

2m
The Class Meeting: Its Value

The Class Meeting: Its Value

2m
Wesley’s Bands

Wesley’s Bands

3m
Select Society: The Training Mode

Select Society: The Training Mode

2m
Penitent Bands: The Rehabilitative Mode

Penitent Bands: The Rehabilitative Mode

3m

Conclusion

Wesley’s Group Strategies and Leadership Principles

Wesley’s Group Strategies and Leadership Principles

2m
A Reflection Exercise

A Reflection Exercise

2m