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It Takes a Church

It is commonly said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The idea behind this statement relates to the communal aspect of childrearing. Kids need good role models in church, school, and sports for their healthy development, alongside parental involvement at home. Though I have some reservations about “It takes a village,” there’s a lot of truth in it. I want to flip that statement and apply it to our context: it takes a church to fulfill the work of the ministry.


Everyone has a spiritual gift. Paul explains this point in

1 Cor 12:7: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” Notice that for the common good statement? That means that all of us are supposed to use our giftings to strengthen CBC. In other words, God wants to use you right here, right now.


You’ve probably noticed in week’s past that we’ve had others beside me write the “From Pulpit and Paper.” The reason for that? All Christians have a testimony, and the church needs to hear from its members. This handout serves as a great way to get the word out about what God is doing in and through CBC. So, moving forward, my goal is to use this avenue of communication to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:12). Let’s go!


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