What do ministers actually DO?

• August 6, 2009 • Comments (1)

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Great words from James MacDonald or Harvest Bible Chapel about the critical difference between ministering equippers and servants in the church.

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This is a pretty important distinction. In particular, I’ve seen people go into youth ministry because they love working with youth. Then they become full-time ministers and realize that the administration and equipping tasks are something they’re not cut out for.

Thanks to pastor James for good wisdom on this!

HT: Harvest Blog

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Mark Warnock is the founder and General Editor of Seminary Survival Guide.com. He serves as Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Columbia, Illinois, and is a Ph.D student in Christian Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is working with Ed Eubanks on a book on how to survive seminary.

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  1. Mark, thanks for pointing out this distinction. I have been a full time senior pastor of a small church for a little over three years now, and even in this size of ministry, a heavy percentage of my office hours are devoted to administration. 9 times out of 10, early delegation and training takes longer than just doing it yourself, but gradually, people become trained and equipped, and your effectiveness can multiply.

    Mark, as a side note, thanks for linking to my blog in your blogroll. My site has moved from “The Desert Chronicle” to “Life Under the Sun” (my new blog address is http://stephen-jones.blogspot.com). God bless.

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