There is also a Part 2 for this post 🙂
It is possible to think about ministry in a way that is very different from what is recorded in Jesus’ life and work. Such thoughts can be unintentionally propagated within Christian contexts. Most of us don’t intend to veer from the beautiful simplicity of loving God and other people, but false thinking can easily gain a foothold in anyone’s life.
Over the years I’ve picked up on attitudes or heard conversations that describe ministry something like this:
“If a large enough number of people can see the important Christian stuff I’m doing and deem it worthy, then I will be considered a person in the ministry.
“If I can accomplish a list of tasks in a really Christian way, then I’m doing ministry.”
“If someone gives me a microphone and everyone else has to listen, then I’m doing reallywell in ministry.”
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