The Challenges of Ministry (Part 3)

Challenge_2Let’s continue today with some more thoughts about how to face challegnes coming your way …

3. Don’t go it alone.

Please don’t face your mountains alone. Yes, many times they are burdens are issues that you alone fully understand and have to deal with.… Read the rest

The Challenges of Ministry (Part 2)

Challenge_3What do you do when facing challenges?

Here are a few things that have helped me along the way …

1. Believe that your challenges have the potential to make you strong.

The very process of facing and dealing with life’s challenges is how we become strong people.… Read the rest

The Challenges of Ministry (Part 1)

ChallengeThis is my twenty-ninth year of active involvement in church leadership, both as a volunteer and as a staff member. People often ask me how I enjoy what I do – church ministry. I have a common answer – “I find ministry very fulfilling and I also find it very challenging.”

On the fulfilling side – what an honour and a privilege to be used by God to make a difference in someone’s life; what a joy to see people come to Christ and grow in their faith, and what a wonderful thing to see teams of people working together using their gifts to build God’s church.… Read the rest

Qualities of A Great Assistant

Yesterday we talked briefly about the power of partnership. As a leader, one of the key partnerships that have helped me is that between myself and my Personal Assistant, Sue. We have worked together for over twelve years now. It’s been a great relationship and Sue has helped me to be much more effective and productive in my ministry life.… Read the rest