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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ministry vs Job

We had a staff retreat today. It was quite good. The Boss gave us the following which I found rather good:

Some people have a job in the Church.
Others invite themselves into a ministry
What's the difference you ask?
If you are doing it just because no one else will, it's a job.
If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it's a ministry.
If you'll do it as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it's a job.
If you are committed to staying even if it means letting go of other things, it's a ministry.
If you quit because no one thank you or praised you, it's a job.
If you stick with it even though no one recognized your efforts, it's a ministry.
It's hard to get excited about a job,
It's almost impossible not to get excited about a ministry.
If God calls you to a ministry, don't treat it like a job!
Lord, strengthen your servants and move us to a true sense of ministry and service, through your grace and mercy. Amen.



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