The biographies and autobiographies of great Christian men and women reveal that God first builds Christian character in his servants, and then through them builds a ministry. Because the answer to this question is not simple or clear cut.
It gears him into a cleaner and jollier way of living and saves his self-respect.I joined it reluctantly, actually. He did not function as a corporation president; he did not flatter the great or disdain the lowly. Ministry must never be static. At the very least, a church should have a short interview with each person joining immediately after they present themselves. Some pastors pray for each of their members by name during the course of a week or a month, or where the congregation is large, several months. We are first servants, then rulers. If He puts the urge in you to keep praying alone, do it. God does not save sinners in order to make them happy, although that is a blessed fringe benefit. Jesus Christ and He alone is worthy of occupying center stage in your life and the life of your church. Prayer obtains faith, while faith in its reaction quickens to increasing earnestness of prayer. He can distribute loaves and fishes or wash dirty feet with an equal amount of joy and skill. Since that time, a few weeks earlier, no church had invited him to preach and he was hurting. We were intrigued by this question and asked Warren to develop an article based on what he had shared with his son. He took thirteen years to prepare Joseph to become second-in-command in Egypt. And the more Christlike we are, the more Christlike our people will be.
Have the courage to shift care to the congregation. Jesus Christ wants to be your passion. The congregation loses its cohesiveness.
The last church he had served had mistreated him, just as it had the previous half-dozen ministers. Every group speaks volumes about itself by the character of the leadership it chooses.
But original ministries are the result of men and women patterning themselves after the Son of God.