Tag Archives: ministry

Going pro: Reflections on becoming a minister

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Have you heard? I’ve decided to ‘go pro’. Not in golf, but in religion. Yeah. The church. Of all the good ideas I’ve had, being ordained as a minister is not one of them. I mean look at the church. Catholic clergy and congregations alike are reeling over the extent of sexual abuse allegations – against children of all people. If it ...

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You Had One Job. (Kind, Honest and Useless)

Kind Honest and Useless | Gospel brew

When I was in seminary, we had a great unit called “Foundations of Ministry”. In it, we reflected on how others have have embraced their distinctiveness to minister, and how “who we are” impacts on our ministry. We were once asked what were the qualities of a good pastor. In our groups we discussed and brought our responses together. We ...

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Primary Ministry vs. Secondary Ministry?

Primary Ministry Secondary Ministry | Gospel Brew

What comes to your mind when you think about “doing ministry”? I hope not just what you do when serving in a church meeting… Sunday School, worship team, youth, teaching, prayer, set up/clean up, hospitality, counselling etc. Not that those services are not ministry “unto the Lord” that are done to bring him glory, rather they are not your primary ...

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