Why are we doing Ministry Teams?

Ephesians 4:12 says that the purpose of those that God gives as leaders in the church is “to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up the body of Christ.” The former committee structure of the church only allowed a limited number of church members to serve. However, Scripture presents ministry as the calling of every member of the body of Christ.

How are Ministry Teams different than committees?

Committees formerly existed mainly to fill a necessary business function of the church. The implementation of an Elder-led church allowed for a shift of many of these business functions. This frees up the members to focus on ministry efforts as directed by the elders.

What is the role of the deacons in regards to Ministry Teams?

The deacons serve two major functions within the life of FBC Durham: member assimilation and Ministry Team leadership. The member assimilation function involves the deacons working as a group to assign the members to the Ministry Teams based upon the interest of the members and the needs of the Ministry Teams.

Will my Ministry Team assignment be for a set period of time?

No. Committees functioned with a set time period, most often three years, but Ministry Teams will not operate under those limitations.

If I found out that a Ministry Team to which I am assigned is not a good fit for me, what do I do?

Interest in the work of certain Ministry Teams might change over time, or someone might find that their gifts are not best utilized on a particular team. Simply inform the deacon and they will work with you to find the best fit in ministry.