I.3C: How do I choose the right vehicle for ministry? A Church, a Para Ministry, Work?

A Story

Vehicle means the practical way in which you will be able to minister and still be fiscally responsible for your bills, your family, and housing.

Lisa knew that as a Christian she had been called to the ministry of the gospel. She knew that God had laid on her heart the need for women on college campuses. This led her to seek wisdom about what ministry that exists now would be the right vehicle for her gifting, calling, and passion. To help her in her decision the coach took her to the Bible passage listed below.

Digging Into The Bible

Acts 18:1-3:

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What did you discover about Paul’s work?
  2. What was Aquila and Priscilla work?
  3. How did they use this as their vehicle?
  4. What is the flexibility of a vehicle?
  5. What are other vehicles that we know of today?
  6. What would make it feasible to use other vehicles? Or multiple vehicles?

Application & Accountability

  1. What would be some of the vehicles (Ministries) that would be possible vehicles for your calling and sending?
  2. What will you do to determine the best vehicle for you to carry out your calling?
  3. When will you start working on this?

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

Similar Verses In The Bible

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