#Rooted #MinistryMentoring These are the questions every preacher (and church leader) should be able to answer; along with thoughts to consider.
Who is your pastor?
What church are you a member of? (Submitted and committed in service)
How long have you been there? (In other words, how many churches have you skipped and dipped around to.)
In what area do you serve in your church? (Not what title, but where can you be found being faithful …in your church, not in your community. Charity begins at home.)
How do you handle being disappointed or upset with your pastor? Oh, you haven’t been? You sure you’re in leadership?
Getting connected is easy, staying connected takes work, Church. But, it builds character, exposes and purges weakness, gives you wisdom, and sets an example for others to follow. Church commitment adds another block to the foundation built upon The Rock.
Yes, we NEED the experiences that only church membership brings – good and bad, ups and downs – the aggravation, the rebukes, the struggles, the lean times, and the mean times (not abuse, misuse). You work and live with these conditions daily and get surprised because the same people go to church??
To fully develop as a church leader, you can’t work around or abort the process, due to the uncomfortableness and inconvenience of being a church member. Doing pop-up ministry to work “around” the church is not church leadership.
“The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.” Psalms 128:5-6
It’s true, you don’t need the church to do “big” ministry these days. But, you do need your church roots to do “great” God ministry that leaves a legacy.
Do not substitute sensationalism for kingdom building and emotionalism for the anointing, claiming that churches are too constricting, traditional and dead. That’s a devil’s lie. Every church is not the same and God’s church is and will keep prevailing with excitement, destiny, and supernatural power.
You don’t want to propel to the platform just to perform but can’t answer where you come from. Popularity is not leadership. Make His name great. Be a Kingdom builder not a church-member stealer.
As you lead, don’t you want people to follow you, too? Sow the seed of being a son and daughter of your church home. It won’t be wasted time. Good pastors aren’t trying to hold you back. They are trying to make sure that what’s in you will hold up.
I know street ministry. I know community ministry. And I know church ministry. Not because I heard about it but because I’ve done and do it. And, what I can tell you is that the church is the incubator for all other ministries, from Apostle to Teacher. That’s by God’s design. Eph. 4:15-16
“Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God,” Psalms 92:13 KJV. I want to operate in the courts “OF OUR GOD”.
There is a reason young oxen were yoked with the older. You’re a preacher, exegete, exposition, and lead by example with that truth for your ministry and you’ll do God proud. #AllLove 💕
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