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6 Reasons “Don’t Take It Personally” Is Bad Ministry Advice
When you spend your ministry time with people you know and love, it has to be personal.

That’s extraordinarily personal.

5. Ministry Is About People – That Makes It Personal

When we stop taking ministry personally, we miss so much.

We start seeing ministry as a to-do list and nothing more. As a burden without the joy. As an unendingly task with little in the way of tangible results.

When we take ministry personally, it stops being about tasks, events and programs. It gets back to being about what it should be about.

When we take ministry personally, it stops being about tasks, events and programs. It gets back to being about what it should be about. Worshiping Jesus and serving people.

Worshiping Jesus and serving people.

People you know.

People you love.

People you want to spend time with as you figure out how to follow Jesus together.

That’s very personal.

6. Taking It Personally Causes Us To Lean On Jesus More

When ministry starts being about people again, everything changes.

We stop leaning on our ideas, our calendars, our events and our cleverness. And we start leaning on Jesus again.

When you spend your ministry time with people you know and love, it has to be personal.

You have to lean on Jesus more.

But, more than needing to take ministry personally, you get to take ministry personally.

That may come with a greater emotional burden, but that’s where the joy is, too.

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September 19, 2019 at 10:24 AM

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