The macro-outcome of equipping ministry in the church, the community, and for individuals, is that they develop holistically as disciples. This is the shift from volunteerism to discipleship. Our job is to make disciples—not volunteers.from Church Volunteer Central

Equipping ministry is people-centered, focuses on Kingdom impact, and promotes spiritual growth. It is NOT task-oriented or numbers driven. Equipping allows people to use and develop their gifts to to live out their faith in service to the world.