Ministry Focus ETS is the pastor resource site for "Equipping The Saints" (ETS). Please click here for more information regarding our parent organization, Equipping The Saints.
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Our vision - helping pastors and church leaders around the world focus their ministry on equipping their lay people to do the work of the ministry.
In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul exhorted the pastors and leaders of the Ephesian church to “equip the saints for the work of ministry.” (Eph. 4:12) This key passage is full of implications for ministry in the local church. Clearly, it is our Lord’s intent that all followers of Christ – the saints - be trained and equipped to do the “work of ministry.”
The greatest need for the church around the world today is for pastors and church leaders to focus their energies on equipping their lay people to do the work of ministry. Youth with a Mission [YWAM] estimates at least 174,000 are coming to Christ daily worldwide. Never before in church history has the church grown at such an amazing rate. Not only is this growth unprecedented, but two thirds of the newest Christians are in the developing countries of the world.
This explosive expansion of the church has generated an extraordinary ministry opportunity for God’s people! Clearly, the foremost priority of church leaders must be the equipping and training of ordinary lay people to do the work of ministry. The mission of Equipping the Saints is simply to train, equip and encourage pastors and church leaders to focus their ministry on that priority – equipping their people for ministry.