I have loved the comments and discussion on Ministry Mode is Not Dead Part 1. Thank you again to all who commented and if you have yet to weigh in please do!
A major impetus for that post came from wanting to help others connect key relationships between various events, activities, and circumstances in ministry. It can be SO easy to wash rinse and repeat your way to a plateau in both size and quality; taking time to discern connections is vital to expanding.
Three things to consider:
1. What's one thing you do every year that gets the exact same results because you are afraid that if you change it you might not get what you know you are going to get if you do the same thing :) ? Do you understand the relationship between your fears and lackluster ministry results?
2. Consider one of your main values or a key part of your vision (either local or corporate): fill in the blank--when those in my ministry do ___________, God seems to clarify/expand/grow our value/vision/mission. What are the main obstacles keeping you from honing in on that? Do you understand the relationship between your ministry activities and the big picture?
3. If I were to leave my leadership role right now what would those under me say I liked/enjoyed about my role? Do you take the time to share your passions as well as your frustrations? Do those under you clearly understand the relationship between your passion and your activity?
I'd love to hear your responses to number two. Seems like it could spark a good discussion.
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