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Every church leader yearns for steady growth and engagement within their ministry, but how do you make that happen? What can you do to make your church stand out in your community and do the most good?
Here are five quick tips to help your ministry be the best it can be.
Matthew 5:16: Stand out as a vessel of God’s good works.
When you strive to stand out, be sure your intentions are Christ-like. The key is not to appear better than other churches or gain notoriety.
The goal is to stand out as a vessel of God’s good works. Hire a CPA to set up all financial areas of your church.
You want to have a steady monetary foundation with everything from tax forms to self addressed envelopes for your financial team to set in place. When tithing begins, allocate funds specifically to serve your community.
Matthew 5:16 says that we should let our light shine upon others so that they’ll see our good deeds and give God the glory. The ministry you build and the outreach you perform is meant to point others back to God, not to your church.
Be good so that others may know His goodness.
Matthew 25:35-40: Take care of others.
Be the church that doesn’t cast out others, but calls them home to a Father who loves them. It’s about belonging before believing, serving those that others have overlooked, and meeting people right where they are.
As stated in Matthew 25:35-40, what we do for “the least of these,” we ultimately do for God Himself.
He has called us to be servants to others and to love the way He loves. What we do for those who are often overlooked is what pleases God the most.There are a few simple things you can do to help your ministry stick out from the masses. Here are some tips to help!Click To Tweet
2 Corinthians 4: 8-9: Don’t give up.
Be the church that doesn’t give up when times get tough. As a leader, you’re bound to experience dry seasons and walk through valleys. Come together as a church community to persevere through these times.
The early church was no exception to hardships. They faced persecution, exhaustion, and uncertainties.
Paul reassured the people of Corinth that despite the pressure, they would not be crushed nor forsaken by God. He tells them that what they do will bless generations to come in God’s name.
Just like the early church, we are called to withstand the uncertainties with unwavering faith.
Ephesians 6: 10-13: Put on the armor of God.
Being Christians means fighting the war of good versus evil. It’s been said that while many believe in God, a substantial portion of the population doesn’t believe in the devil.
There is no light without dark, and the Bible is clear that there is a war to fight against the enemy. When you’re stocking up on priest’s robes and women’s clergy shirts for your leaders, be sure they’re also dressed in the full armor of God.
Ephesians 6 addresses the many articles of armor that God has for His warriors; the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, a belt of truth, sandals of the Gospel of peace, the sword of the spirit, and the shield of faith.
This protective gear is not to defend God’s people against things of this world but the powers of evil.
1 Peter 5:5: Encourage humility and respect across generations in your community.
Bridge the generational gap so often found in the church. There is no one specific time of life where we are most called to be God’s church.
From the womb to the tomb, we are children of God with unique abilities to grow His kingdom on earth. Use these unique abilities within your church from children’s ministry to senior members to do great works in Jesus’ name.
1 peter 5:5 states that Christians of all ages must be humble towards one another and value and respect each other. When you create a church that highlights every generation, you form a family united in doing God’s worth. Have a blessed day!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.