May 29, 2017

Don't Let Tradition Dictate How You Do Ministry

While talking with one of my ministry coaching clients, they shared with me something that I hear often. 

"When I see how some people do ministry it makes me not want to do ministry." 

I thought to myself, how many of my subscribers, followers and tribe feel the same way? 

So I'm sharing with you what I shared with them. 

Don't let tradition (church, religious, denomination or otherwise) dictate how you do or express your ministry. 

Don't let how others do, express or conduct their ministry discourage you from doing ministry differently. 

This kind of fear causes you to adjust to what is perceived as "the norm". You'll start to hesitate, and over analyze details until you end up doing nothing at all. In the end, you'll feel even worse because now, you’re not doing anything. 

In the New Testament, it was the believers at Antioch that first broke the mold of sharing the news of Jesus’ redemptive death and life-giving resurrection to Jewish people only. 

At Antioch, they realized that the Holy Spirit was working in new ways to reach the Gentile culture in which they found themselves. So, they began to target and reach out to those outside the traditional ethnic and religious structures of Judaism. 

Change is not easy, but it's certainly not new. There is nothing wrong with expressing your gift, operating in your calling, and serving in ministry differently. 

You can find change from Adam and Eve, until today. Every time culture shifted, God was paying attention and moved accordingly. 

If we search the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, we can see the Lord making changes. From removing Adam and Eve out of the garden, never to return, to clothing Himself in flesh and walking among us, and more. 

When He said in Isaiah 43:19, 'Behold, I will do a new thing.' He’s saying, He’s going to do something different. He’s changing things. He's shaking things up... So should you. 

We are creative beings made in the image of a creative God. Gen. 1:27 

They ask, 'Why not?' They innovate. They respond to challenges, not with fear, but with imagination. 

In my first installment of TheSESSION™,  I talk about why you should do ministry differently. 

In John 4:7-9, Jesus broke with tradition. He did something different.

I am contacted often by those in ministry, male and female, for guidance, prayer and encouragement. These individuals lead, or are a part of ministries of various kinds. 

They seek input from someone who understands the issues of our times, and the affects they have on the expression, function and operation of ministry today. 

They're looking to do ministry differently and outside the lens, culture and limits of what has been taught in the past, and believed to be ministry. 

They want to do ministry as Jesus intended; as God leads, and beyond the four walls. 

This is an invitation to you to sit in on TheSESSION, my virtual ministry coaching sessions. 

Here's what you'll get when you sit in on TheSESSION
  • ACTIONABLE content, resources and solutions that you can apply to your life and ministry right now.

  • How to express you gifts, calling and ministry as God intended.

  • Information on the changing landscape of ministry.

  • Help with visualizing what ministry looks like today, and how to approach it.

  • Why your ministry is more than just spiritual, but also practical and more. 

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