Apostle Winfree James R, Sr. The Kingdom Of The Lord God, Jesus Christ, Servant, Blogger, Publisher, Writer


The role of your Churches and Ministries in the life of today's believer is critical because it fills a void only the Church can.  If a car needs fixing, it is brought to the mechanic shop.  If someone is sick, the health center or hospital is the best place to seek medical attention.  The Church is where Christ Believers should go if they are in need of a “spiritual loving fellowship.”  The Church is really a Body of Christ Ministries and for sinners to come to Christ and not an exclusive club for rich preaches and the wealthy members only.  


So why would someone want to attend Church or a Ministry?  Regardless of what is said about Churches, Ministries, people expect that their life problems can be addressed in some fashion or form.  With all the weight and pressures of their world weighing down on their minds, believer's expect the Church to provide Bible-based answers that no other institution can provide.



    Over the many years, megachurches have been sprouting up across America and the World.  ( A megachurch is a large church with 2,000 or more worshippers at a weekly service.)  Most of these megachurches are lead by visionaries and business-minded and charismatic leaders, and many are them are not Christians.  Just about all of these megachurches broadcast their services over major TV networks, Internet and satellite radio.  Many non-Christians and Christians view these programs and sometimes develop certain perceptions about the Churches and Ministries, whether good or bad.  


    If someone would visit most of the Churches or Ministries in America and in many Nations, they will come to realize that one man or woman run and control the ministry or Church, and 100-voice choir and 10 pieces Praise and Worship band does not exist.  Looking even closer at your TV set, you will notice pews filled with top of the line multimedia equipment.  Is this what Believers want from a Church Body?  What do God's chosen people want from Churches and Ministries?  Unfortunately, there are those who view Churches and Ministries this way.  The Church is more than just entertainment, having large numbers of people attending services or hearing messages of empowerment from the pulpit that makes one feel good.  The Church is the lifeline of any society.  The Church is a unique place that should instill change in sinners lives.  So what do Believers need from Church Family Fellowship?


    Believers need to have their spiritual, emotional and physical needs met. We are living in a crazy world today.  II Timothy 3:1 helps me put this in perspective, “but know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.”  I’ll take the liberty to say that perilous times are here.  More and more children are growing up in broken homes, unemployment is on the rise and Christ Believers and Followers are sinking deeper into debt like never before.  Many churchgoers are struggling to make ends meet in their everyday lives, and we feel the pinch of reality just like everyone else.  Believers are not exempt from trials of the world.  We are living in perilous and drastic times.  Drastic times call for drastic measures.  Targeted spiritual family groups should be implemented in churches to be available to meet the needs of each believer’s life.  Irrespective of church size, each church can provide effective loving group ministries and outreach services, even smaller churches can have and should have specialized Kingdom groups. This momentum can then spread out beyond the walls of the church and be incorporated into the community where the church serves.  To the best of its ability, the church can provide services, counseling, and advice to those in need.    



    Wal-Mart, the largest retail store in America, has built Super Centers across the rural parts of the country.  At these Super Centers, one can purchase anything from cooking oil to car oil and from pet food to fresh produce.  The convenience of having everything located under one roof is a multi-billion dollar secret.  This is the true meaning of a convenience store.  The Super Center customers are truly in love with this concept of everything under one roof. 


    I think the Church is a type of Super Center.  Whatever the situation, there is a Bible-based solution and counsel for each and every problem. I am not advocating that each individual Church would have the expertise and know-how to deal with every situation.  However, every Church should have access to resources needful to guide an individual in the proper direction along with God’s Word and His Ministry Church Team, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, and along with God's other many Ministries gifts.  One person ( Pastors, Bishops, Founders), Can not do this work himself or alone. Period.


    At times it is hard for single Christ Believing mothers to control their teenage children without the help of father figures. If these single believing mothers are churchgoers and there are no programs, seminars, and sermons to help them in this area, then the church is not meeting their needs.  The church should always strive to meet the needs of spiritual Christ believing brothers and sisters as it brings the good news of the salvation message of Jesus Christ.   The Church truly is about God's chosen people First and then all others.  


    One of the greatest lessons of meeting the believer's need was demonstrated when the Messiah fed the 4,000 ( Mark 8:1-9 ).  Jesus showed by His deeds the Church’s purpose and function.  He gave us the blueprint for successfully meeting the needs of the hearers in ( Acts 2: 36-47 ) Also ( Acts 4: 31-37). Before Jesus gave them food, He fed the followers and believer's His Word.”  They came to hear the Messiah, and after feeding them with spiritual food, He then gave them physical food for the soul.  Both their physical and spiritual needs were met.  This is the classical Jesus Christ.  



    Reading from the book of Isaiah in the Holy Word of God, He read our mission statement, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” ( Luke 4:18 ).  The basic function of the Church is to be involved in every facet of the life of the believer.  Holding true to this mission, Christ looked at the needs of the people God chose first, provided it, and then begun to preach out the good deeds.  The Church today must live up to its true purpose and birthing, meeting the needs of the Believers of Jesus Christ, First.  Both the Saints and the Sinner should be able to receive assistance.  Amen.


Believing in the Believers 




    Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking seriously about the future of The Church.  We are living in a critical time never before experienced in the history of humankind, and the Church must respond to Believer's deepest needs.  One question keeps coming to mind:  “Who will be the next generation of leaders in our Churches and Ministries throughout the future?”  We need to bring the Church and Ministries to His New Biblical Order Level.  Our current leaders will be deceased or too old to lead a new century of believers.  We are in desperate need of new and sound leadership to continue the Master’s work His Biblical New Covenant Way. 


    In my final analysis, the Churches must do away with all and any excuses and continue to prepare young brothers and sisters to lead the Church throughout the millennium.  It is never too late for the right foundation to be laid for sound leadership.  Apostle Paul sets the right tone in the book of Titus 2:3-7 on this issue.



    All leaders of Churches and Ministries, big or small, must recruit more young bible believing brothers and sisters to serve in diverse capacities in the ministry.  The responsibility of guiding the next wave of leaders weighs heavily on those in leadership positions now believing in the believers.  In return, the challenge to prepare a Christ Believers for leadership will take proper training and a willingness to accept a role in the Church in Jesus Christ order to face the many challenges ahead in the community of believers, first.  We must start to look deep within ourselves and arise to serve the needs of all Christ family first, in the Name of Christ.  The time is close until the coming of Jesus Christ and the Church has much work to do.  Now is the right time to become the Church Christ expects us to be. Amen.


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