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Serving is the plan or strategy of the church. It’s how we are to do “business”. Just think about how we talk about church…it goes against just about everything in this world…

 We call our meetings “services”

 We call what we offer – “ministries”

 The funds we receive are called “offerings”

 When someone asks who is the “Pastor” they are asking who is the shepherd – that’s what pastor means. Who ever heard of shepherds being the “big guy” at the top of a secular corporation?

 When we ask are the leaders we talk about pastors, overseers (responsibility), elders (experience) and deacons (servants).

 And we say that every member is a minister!

Another way to say it is: Church is “down-side-up” compared to the rest of the world! Here’s how Jesus explained it to His disciples:

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