What Really Matters in Ministry?

What really matters in ministry? —

  • Having smooth-running programs and classes?
  • Doing things right, doing them well?
  • Keeping people interested and coming back?

Good management is important.  That is why you will find leadership training on the MinTools.com site.  That is why you will find classroom discipline resources for effectively managing the classroom.

Good methodology is important.  That is why you will find a different teaching method each month on the MinTools.com site.  That is why you will find articles dealing with methodology in ministry.

In God’s economy, however, “being” who you should be is more important than doing.  That is why you find a new Be-Attitude on the MinTools.com each month, as well as articles stressing “being” as an important ministry qualification.

When you are who you should be, you will be a blessing to others.  Who you are can be a greater blessing than what you do.  As you become more and more conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, others will be encouraged in their walk.  That is the greatest benefit anyone can receive from you.  Proverbs 10:7 says that even “the memory of the righteous will be a blessing.”

Further, when we the church are who we should be, others who do not know the Lord will notice and be drawn to Him.  The early church devoted themselves to what was important and “the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved”  (Acts 2:42-47).

What really matters in ministry? —

  • Being who God wants us to be!
  • Lining up with Him and His ways!
  • Reflecting Jesus in all we say and do!

Be who you should be and you will tend to do what you should do!

4 Replies to “What Really Matters in Ministry?”

  1. Thanks for the reminder about being who God wants us to be, lining up with Him and His ways and reflecting Jesus in all we say and do! Sometimes it is easy to get distracted with the doing and forget the being. Keep your encouraging reminders coming!!!

    • You are welcome, Deb. Yes, it is so easy to get distracted from what really matters. I believe that is why we find commands in Scripture to “Be self-controlled and alert.”

  2. There are so many things that are going on in the church as well as the world to be effective at this time and alert so that we can pray for God’s effectiveness in evangelizing the world. Our young people are dabbling in so much on the internet who is out there besides the enemy talking with them in the name of friendship.

    • What you wrote, Joan, is all the more reason for us to focus on what is most important. It is then that we will be the church we should, be a witness to the world, and a model for our young people.

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