In our Bible reading passage for today, Acts 20:18-35, Paul is speaking to the elders from Ephesus. In 2002, John Piper challenged men and women who are in positions of leadership in youth and college ministries: I want to begin by asking you a question that comes from the book of Acts. When your present … More Not shrinking, but imparting a passion
God is sovereign and His Spirit leads us to the right opportunities for ministry. We see this in Acts 16:6-10…. Pastor Steven J. Cole comments: Opportunities come to those who are already serving, not to those who are doing nothing…..Sometimes people don’t serve the Lord because they’ve never experienced a dramatic “call” to ministry. But this … More Wait for a dramatic “call”? or just start serving God?
John MacArthur, in a sermon, “Fail-Proof Spiritual Leadership”, on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 It’s kind of a three-legged stool that you sit on. If you have a throne it has three legs, authority, yes, delegated from Christ to speak His Word boldly and powerfully. Accountability, yes, you better know that God knows everything you’re doing and … More What makes an effective ministry?