A place to find biblical connections to the theologies of ministry in daily life. Some of them may even surprise you!
The witness of the Bible is centered on the saving act of God in Jesus Christ. That "analogy of Scripture" (primary focus) cannot be clouded by other important facets of the Christian life. We owe our existence to our God, our salvation and our continued liveliness as well. There is no other center.
At the same time, there are smaller conceptual frameworks to which Scripture not only lends credence, but which can also claim some legitimate centrality. One of these is "ministry in daily Life," the idea that God's people live their lives from within a deep sense of purpose, thinking of themselves as co-workers with God in God's continuing creation, redemption and sanctification.
The Bible presumes that all of God's people live according to God's purposes. Wherever they are. That's a basic proposition, fundamental to understanding "discipleship," "stewardship," "church" or anything else familiar to contemporary Christians.
To put things bluntly, if you don't understand this basic proposition about God's way of working, you may misunderstand all the derived ideas (see above), or even forget their basis. (For example, if you forget the "why" of evangelism, you may think it stops at getting people to be members of churches.)
This collection of pages gives you some places to play with ministry in daily life ideals that come from the Bible. Read and think about what these bits, pieces and chunks of Scripture say about the way the church might be constructed as an institution. And see what happens when you fit together all these parts of the Bible to find patterns or big questions.