In a previous post we tried to define Body Life. Members of the Body living together in accordance with God’s design results in tremendous benefits to both the Church collectively and as individuals. But, whose responsibility is it to foster Body Life within the Church?
Body Life is a Responsibility of Bible Teachers
Body Life doesn’t come natural to us fallen human beings. We tend to live for self. Consequently, how to live life together as members of one another must be taught. Teachers have a wonderful setting for helping students practice Body Life principles. Teachers also have opportunity to model Body Life. Click below for two teacher training worksheets that will help teachers build a classroom environment in keeping with God’s design for the Body.
Body Life is a Responsibility of Church Leaders
Church Leaders have a platform for promoting Body Life. If they are going to effectively steer members toward God’s design, they themselves must also function in accordance with Body Life principles. You can evaluate how your leadership is promoting or detracting from God’s design for the church in the Body Life section of TrainChurchLeaders.com. There you will find questions with possible responses. Clicking on the responses will provide additional input.
Body Life is the Responsibility of Everyone
God has both commanded and enabled believers to engage in Body Life.
- Each member of the body must heed the one another commands of God to function as a body.
- Every believer has been given at least one spiritual gift to be used for the common good of the body.
Even if Bible teachers do not fulfill their responsibility in teaching and modeling it and even if church leaders do not actively promote and function within it, you are still responsible before God to do your part in living out Body Life principles. May this site be used by God to help you better understand God’s design for the Church and encourage you to do your part.