March 27, 2014

3 Reasons Your Ministry Should Have an Agenda

"If the Church is really going to compete in today’s media-driven marketplace of ideas, and if we want to get on the radar and have people seriously consider and re-consider what it means to be a Christian, then we need to worry less about the world’s agenda, and more about ours." Phil Cooke

In Matthew 10:16 Jesus says, "Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves." 

Our current culture is dominated my wolves. In case you haven't noticed the wolves are in control.

Many believers may not understand Phil Cooke's statement, and may disagree, but they shouldn't, and neither should you, because he's right.

"An agenda isn’t necessarily nefarious, secret, or evil. An agenda is what we want to accomplish, it’s why we’re here, and who we are."

What is it you want to accomplish in and through ministry?

Here are three reasons your ministry should always have a Godly agenda.
  1. Jesus had/has an agenda: "For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost."

  2. Paul had an agenda: "When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some."

  3. I have an agenda: To change the way we do and think about ministry.
The purpose, and for no other reason, is to plant and water so that Jesus can give the increase.

What's your agenda in Christ?

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