“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”
disciple. develop. deploy.
We equip by simultaneously discipling someone to follow wholeheartedly after Jesus while developing their ministry and leadership abilities according to their S.H.A.P.E. with the intent of deploying them into the world to build His Church.