Pastor Derek’s church, Grace Church in Erie, PA, has worked hard to create a volunteer leadership culture. In this video, Derek answers some Q&A’s about the biblical mandate for ministry leaders to equip church members to do the work of the church based on Ephesians 4.

Questions include:

How can a pastor convince the congregation that Ephesians 4 means they (not the pastor) are called to do the work of ministry?
When and how did you realize that the “equipping” in Ephesians 4 doesn’t apply only to the paid staff?
What is the “Y” Factor and how does it apply to Ephesians 4 style equipping?
How does Martin Luther’s concept of “Priesthood of the Believer” apply to volunteer leadership?