One of my passion areas is what many call Asset Based Community Development. Basically this is where you uncover the “gifts” people have and engage all to bring wholeness, unity and good to the group pursuing them.
We often categorize people and gifts. Whether we use worldly words or churchy words, ALL are needed as part of this earth dwelling body. I feel when we separate people with words like secular, believer, or other terms, we are not being very much like Jesus. He didn’t worry as much as we do about who he was hanging around with….
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13