Monday, June 17, 2013

5 Ways that Plug-n-Playing Another Church’s Ministry Model Will Cost You Ministry Progress

Will Mancini:
#1 Secondary Passion
#2 Underutilized Strengths
#3 Cultural Disconnect
#4 Less Satisfaction
#5 Faulty Measurement 
I couldn't agree more with these points.  Click through to read his explanations.  

I would add this as well:  You are not John Piper, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, or Mark Driscoll.  Be yourself.  Those men lead the types of ministries they do because of primarily WHO they are, not WHAT they do.  Most people think the WHAT or HOW is most important.  "Just tell me WHAT to do and HOW to do it!"

But WHO is way more important.  Be WHO you are first and the rest will work itself out.  It's certainly important to learn from others but don't copy.  The principle is more important than the practice.  The practice will be unique to you.

But this implies faith, prayer, and thinking hard.  It's way easier to plug and play.  But it won't last.

Get Will's book here.

(HT:  T-Wax)


Gregg said...

Take a listen to Hong Kong's Shepherd Community Church Pastor Ben Wong's take on ecclesiology and missions . His talks were given on September 17 and 18, 2011, just after the tsunami in Japan. I promise this man has something to say to the church. I hope you find these messages as equipping and edifying I have.

Gregg said...

Sorry the link disappeared above. Ben Wong's messages were given at Manor Park Christian Centre in London, England on September 17th and 18th, 2011.