As we begin a study in Colossians 4, Pastor Ford will remind us today that followers of Christ are called to get involved with ministry at their local church. The church needs more people who utilize their gifts and are faithful in service—those who say, “God called me to this and I’m going to do this to the best of my God-given abilities. I may not always do it right. But I’m going to keep doing it until I get it right.”
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.