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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.