All for (the) One

The church at Corinth was reminded that the worship celebration was not just a forum for the Elder or Pastor to hold court, but it was to be a time in which all in the community were to bring their gifts to share for the benefit of all members. The writer says “When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.” (1 Cor 14:26) Offering people community in which their gifts are recognized, valued, and utilized is a far more authentic incarnation of ‘The Church’ than inviting them to a performance in which there is an orchestra pit between the performers and the audience.

How does the Pastor of this community then view their role as the Equipper?