Body Building

Creating a Ministry Team through Spiritual Gifts

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Bauknight (Brian Kelley).
Publication Dates: 1996.
Publisher(s): Abingdon Press.
Subject(s): Christian leadership, Gifts - Spiritual, Group ministry, and Lay ministry.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 675 .B38 1996
  • Summary:

    God gave Moses the vision to build a tabernacle, but Moses did not do that by himself. Church leaders engage in a similar endeavor. They a) see what is inside other potential leaders, b) use leadership, discernment, and management skills to bring the potential out, and c) avoid standing in front of the future leaders once that skill becomes obvious.

    Body Building is about creating a networked ministry team from within a congregation by identifying and matching spiritual gifts with the core purposes of the church. Brian Kelley Bauknight describes the processes for accomplishing this, and he has tested it in his own congregation. In an era when our institutions and businesses are finding new ways to be in partnership with one another, Body Building shows how many church can accomplish its mission without adding to the overhead with full-time ministers who are hired ‘to do the ministry.’