At New Covenant Bible Church, we have a group that meets every Sunday called “Starting Point.” It’s a place where people who are new to our church can go and learn about our staff, mission, and our ministries. About every nine weeks I get a chance to join them and talk about the middle school ministry. The last time I was with the group I was a little upset with our executive pastor who facilitates “Starting Point.” He didn’t let me share much about the middle school group that day. But as I sat there I thought about what was going on, and I got really excited.
You see, I didn’t have to say anything about our ministry; instead, our executive pastor told them all about it.He knew the middle school ministry and was comfortable enough to share about it. In fact, he was more than just comfortable—he was excited about what was happening and it showed. It seemed to me that after he shared, everyone in the room became enthused as well, and I had hardly said a thing. I’ve worked hard to communicate with our leaders about what we do in the middle school ministry, and on that day it paid off.
How about you?
When was the last time you sat down and talked with your senior pastor, or some of the leadership of your church, about what is happening in the ministry you have the privilege to lead?
Can they articulate your mission and purpose?
If they can…well done! Keep it up and don’t stop sharing your ministry (and make sure you say thanks as well).
If they can’t, then set up a meeting soon and tell them all about it. If you can get them excited about your ministry…watch out! Soon the rest of the church will be too.
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