Reading Time: 3 minutes Pastors go into the world to minister to people, and their world is the Church. Here’s why the world doesn’t need more Pastors. It needs more players who get into the game.
Reading Time: 3 minutes You may not want to do what God wants you to do. Here’s a story of the time when I said “No” to God.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Living missionally didn’t come easy for me. I struggled with it. My journey of living missionally wasn’t the most direct but it got me there. And in the way I needed it. I needed to understand God’s heart first.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Saying ‘YES’ to everyone is not good, especially when you are just doing it to appear good in his or her eyes. You feel depleted, exhausted, and even feel like everyone depends on you. So why is the word ‘NO’ so important in a person’s life and why does it relate to reasonable service?
Reading Time: 4 minutes We identify people by their roles, but people are more than what they do. When it comes to ministry, spiritual health is important. When you base ministry on doing things you will always neglect your relationship with God. Ministry is born out of our relationship with the God we serve.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I have spent most of the last five years of my life training to go into ministry. However, a while ago, I made a decision that I wanted to work at a hotel front desk. I wanted to see and serve people outside the church. I’m only two weeks into this journey, but God has taught me some interesting things about the church.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last two years, I have really been questioning my calling into ministry and whether or not working in a church is what is best for me. What I’ve learned is no matter what you attempt to do, God’s grace is going with you. He’s not asking you to do ministry perfectly. He’s asking you to put yourself out there and let his grace go to work. The only way that we are able to see God’s grace is when we activate our faith.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Every believer is called to be in ministry, not necessarily by vocation (in a salaried position), and not even in an organized way (like a volunteer Sunday school teacher or youth group leader), but through a lifestyle of intentional ambassadorial behavior. What does “intentional ambassadorial behavior” mean?
Reading Time: 5 minutes How would you define ministry? Maybe you define ministry as leading or participating in a mid-week small group. Maybe ministry means volunteering to feed the homeless after church. Maybe ministry looks like giving up a week of paid vacation and instead of going on a mission trip to a foreign country. However, I am deeply persuaded – and deeply concerned – that our definition of ministry is too limited.