1-Discover Talents and Gifts Sitting Before You.
Are you ready to think a little before saying, “No.” to every idea this year?
3-Discover the Cultures within your walls
During my time in Music Ministry, I took the opportunity to be creative in the songs and music we chose.
4- Love God, Love People, Love God, Love People
People know genuine love when they see, hear and feel it. Don't look at the outward appearance of the folks that will walk through the doors. I wonder if God would ever make a big deal about what people look like? Yes, the hair, the tattoos, the piercings and the tattered jeans stand out. God will use them as they are because they have a heart that loves God, hates sin, hungers after God's will and want to show the world Christ is alive in them. If we love God whom we can't see....(that's all I'm saying)
Love because He first loved us. Forgive because God forgave us and as imperfect people, we might mess up again and have to ask God to forgive us many times again. Embrace people because He wraps His arms around us and comforts us. Encourage because those people will be the ones to help you in your ministry. Teach them to be who God has called them to be without trying to change or get them to change and hide their look. Their individual style is who they are.
The truth is, I think the only thing offensive to God and that would keep God from using us is if there is sin. If we are still craving the things of the world, lusting after our own ways and sinful living, yes, that disqualifies us from being used of the Lord in ministry. God peers into the hearts of humanity and seeks hearts to worship and praise Him, to live for Him fearlessly and without shame.
Love God. Love people.
What areas in your life and ministry can you work on to show that you love them?
5-Open Your Eyes
6-New Year, New Zeal and Passion
How will you work towards moving yourself and your congregation into deep times in the Word and in God's presence?
7-Share Your Vision
What are you willing to in order to reach this generation with the gospel? What can you do to allow God’s power and glory to be a reality in your congregation?
8- Be Real in Ministry
As the world looks at you, who and what will they see?
9-Lastly, Don’t Open the Door to Sin
There’s no shame in asking for help, taking time off and renewing yourself in the Lord. There is shame in giving in to the devil’s plan for you and dishonoring God. Your actions cause someone's life, family and ministry to be attacked and hurt.