Jump directly to the Content

The Sound of Ministry

This weekend, listen to your ministry.

This weekend, listen to your ministry.

The cackle of laughter means fun abounds. The stillness of a room indicates captured interest. And the sound of a sniffle can signal pain—maybe emotional, maybe physical—or simply a common cold. Listening to kids tells us plenty.

Even life change becomes apparent based on what's heard. This three-part series of articles helps us determine the effectiveness of ministry by concentrating on key spiritual maturity indicators that begin with G—Grace, Growth, Groups, Gifts, and Good stewardship. The last article examined Grace, so now let's turn to Growth and Groups.

Consider for a moment that while you can only see what you look toward, you receive sounds from 360 degrees. An important distinction, because auditory cues will clue us in on what's happening in ministry below the surface. And we must go deep to assess the spiritual Growth of children and the impact of small Groups on kids' lives.

So what do we listen for? One answer is the ...

April
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
Leader's Insight: What's In a (Church) Name?
Leader's Insight: What's In a (Church) Name?
Our historic church finds renewed meaning in a new name (and in the slow process of changing it).
From the Magazine
What Kind of Man Is This?
What Kind of Man Is This?
We’ve got little information on Jesus’ appearance and personality. But that’s the way God designed it.
Editor's Pick
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
Understanding God and our world needs more than bare reason and experience.
close