ChristianNetGuide is a place to exercise spiritual and material giftings to the local community. God has given each of us gifts that we are to use as part of that great network called the body of Christ.
ChristianNetGuide has a social and information technology infrastructure available to assist individual Christians in the expression of their physical and spiritual gifts to the body of Christ. Through ChristianNetGuide believers can create directory-indexed pages that will facilitate the manifestation of one’s gifts to the local Christian community. This infrastructure allows full expression of the “five-fold ministry” to equip the saints for ministry to fulfill the mandate of Ephesians 4:11-16 to bring the body of Christ to maturity.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4:11-13
ChristianNetGuide can provide tools for equippers to bring the body of Christ to spiritual maturity and unity in the faith. Leaders have a platform from which to equip the saints, and each of the saints has an opportunity to express his or her gift within the structure of the local Christian community (Ephesians 4:11-16;1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:1-8).
Ephesians 4 teaches us that Christians are each members of one body that are organically joined together. This body grows up into maturity as each part does its work. While the primary focus s spiritual maturity, such an organic model also provides for the physical needs of the body. Those who are already dead in Christ no longer have physical needs but await their resurrection bodies. While the dead in Christ do not have physical needs, those who are alive in Christ still live upon the earth as the extended body of Christ and have the same physical needs that are common to living humanity.
ChristianNetGuide can use the same organic network model that allows the expression of spiritual gifts to also allow the expression of material gifts. ChristianNetGuide has a business directory that allows believers to connect with businesses run by fellow believers that minister to every human need. Organic business networking within the body of Christ can accomplish three things. It can foster genuine community where Christ’s Lordship over all of life can be modeled, it can meet humans needs of the body of Christ in a local community, and it can provide a setting for private transactions that lay beyond the influence of a contaminated secular public square.
For more information on how to be part of something where you can plug-in your gifts and abilities contact ChristianNetGuide .