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A letter from Gil on July 2018

The ultimate purpose of ministry is the transformation of life. Every human has a sinful nature (Rom 3:9-12). Sinful nature naturally leads humans to go far away from God. So every human needs to be turned to the Word of God, which is the Canon for all men. I would like to call this tuning as “transformation.” Every ministry must have this tuning goal of transformation to lead or help people who are far away from God to move toward God in terms of thinking, making decisions, and selection in every moment of life.

The church is an “organic community” which has the life of Jesus Christ (John 1:1-4). Therefore the church must protect the Life by being healthy, active, and alive. In order to do that, the church as an organic community must have healthy “inputs and outputs.” There are ministries in “input” like worship and nurture (Bible studies), which can feed the people the Word of God as spiritual food. Ministries in “output” like caring (cell groups) and serving (mission, evangelism, outreach) can help the people live out the Word of God. If we don’t live out or pull out the word of God from our inner person in our daily life, our inner being cannot be changed or transformed. If we are just satisfied with the learning, lessons or knowledge so that we could fool ourselves as James 1:22 says “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”

So regular checkups to make sure the balance between input ministries and output ministries is crucial for transformational ministry for healthy growing church’s as an organic community, because without input and output, the body of Christ cannot be healthy and growing. This transformational ministry turns the distorted heart of human beings to recover the image of God when He created us in the beginning (Gen 1:26-27)

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