To edify means to build. Consequently, the work of confirming believers in the faith of the gospel is aptly expressed by this term.
Christians are said in the NT to be edified by understanding, spiritual truth (1 Cor. 14: 3-5), by the work of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers (Eph. 4: 11-12), and by good speech.
The means to be used for one’s edification are study and listening to the Word of God, prayer, use of the sacraments, meditation, self-examination, and Christian work of all kinds.
It is our duty to edify or “edify one another” (1 Thess. 5:11) by the display of every grace of life and conversation.
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Leadership, like other forms of service, is a process empowered by the Spirit of God that seeks to follow the example of Jesus Christ, the leader of leaders.
For us, the fact that Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, a function usually done by slaves, is a demonstration that leadership is a position of loving service expressed through a humble kind of servanthood.
As such, in our church, leaders serve by leading through service to the members, supporting the various ministries to achieve their divine purposes. For example, we see leaders arranging musical instruments used in the ministry of Exaltation and Evangelism, supporting by resolving software issues when required by the ministry of Support and Counseling.