Everyone gets to play
God can use people who have been Christians for less than 5 minutes (sometimes He uses people who don’t even believe He exists). Working with God has little to do with age, gender, ability, cultural background, the past, education or socio-economic heritage – everyone is invited to be involved the work of the Kingdom of God.
‘Everyone gets to play’ is not simply a polite move towards inclusivity, it is a statement that means, the church works best when everyone is involved. Therefore, our churches need systems that enable all kinds of people to contribute. It is the job of leaders to train, equip and release everyone to do the work of the Kingdom of God.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)