“It is imperative that we invite the entire congregation up to the same level of ministry as the clergy. We must restore the ordinary believer’s dignity. Either the average church member’s work is as important as the clergy’s, as Scripture reports, or it is not; we can’t have it both ways. If the congregation’s ministry is not important, we must dismiss it from any meaningful responsibility. But the denial of the spirit of 1 Corinthians 12-14 destroys any opportunity for the heart of a parent to excel churchwide.”
– Bill Hull. Disciple-Making Church, The (p. 148). Kindle Edition.