Our Ministry Philosophy

One of the main tenets of our ministry is to promote layman's ministry. We believe it is God's purpose that the saints do the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-12) and it is the job of the church to equip the saints. We believe that most ministry is done outside the four walls of the church, whether it is in the workplace by the way you do your job, or over a cup of coffee sharing our faith. The layman's ministry is opportunistic and a full-time endeavor (I Peter 3:15).

Our ministry reflects a theology that has the following components:

  1. An Eternal Focus - How one lives his life on earth will make an apparent and appreciable difference for his eternity. The Bible teaches eternal accountability for all people.

  2. A Heart for Lay Ministry - How does one interpret Bible passages that teach about the "Priesthood of the Ordinary Believer" (Eph 4:11-12; I Peter 2:9; II Cor 5:17-20)? We believe that the common ordinary believer has both the "right" and the "responsibility" to be a minister of the Gospel.

  3. A Heart for China - God seems to be pouring out His Spirit on Mainland China providing spectacular reception for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is an unprecedented call for all who are Chinese to be part of this "Great Awakening" in China.

  4. A Heart for Obedience - We literally believe Jesus when he poured out His heart during Upper room Discourse saying: "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments" (John 14:15, 21, 23-24).

  5. A Heart for "Retail" Ministry - Most believers attribute key growth spurts in their Christian lives to someone who cared enough to mentor them in their faith. The ministry model for the world in general and China in particular seems to be more "one to one" rather than institutional.

LFI Vision Statement 2011: This is a 3-page comprehensive overview of the ministry of Layman's Foundation.

4 R's of Lay Ministry: This is a 2-page description of the rationale, relevance, reality, and rank of Lay Ministry.

Lay Ministry Summary: This is a 1-page summary of the purpose, functions, and practice of Lay Ministry.

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