Ministry is a Team Sport

C’mon. Be honest.
We all have once thought, “If it weren’t for the people, ministry would be so much easier.” And I’m sure it’s the truth, to a point.
Also, there are times where we’ve felt that we needed to do things for things to be done right.
Put it in someone else’s hand… outcomes are unexpected. The outcome we desire might not be remotely close to the actual outcome.
But, trying to be the lone ranger is a dangerous road for any pastor, leader or unpaid servant  to be on.
When you try to do ministry by yourself, in the end, you will end up killing yourself and the ministry. It’s a no win situation.

The God honest truth is, there are people out there, within our ministries, that do things better than us. There’s no point in denying it. There will always be someone that is better at something than me. And we shouldn’t be afraid of that, but instead, we should embrace it.

I was reading the book of Daniel and before the Daniel is presented to the king to interpret the king’s dream, Daniel gathers his friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) and “urged” them to “plead for mercy from the God of heaven” before Daniel faces the king.
In Esther, before she faces the king, she has all the Jewish people to pray and fast alongside with her.

Going solo limits all that God can do and down the road, will limit what we can do, as well.
There is no shame in asking church members to pray together for the church and ministry.
There is no shame in asking for help and input of others.

Ministry isn’t meant for one person to do everything, but for people to come together and to find harmony in one spirit and in one purpose amongst the dysfunction that each person may bring. But it’s a beautiful sight to see such broken people come together in the name of God and working with one heart, one mind and one spirit.

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