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If pastors want to see God do more in and through their ministry, they need to take these four actions that move them from a doer of ministry to an equipper of ministry.

Key Points:

  • You need to put on a new pair of glasses. Most ministers are working harder than ever before, but getting less done. Most feel tremendously responsible, but don’t know how to get others in the game. 
  • You need to look in the mirror. Look in the mirror and admit that there is a problem and the problem might be you. The old paradigm of the pastor as the main doer of ministry is not working. In the pastor-as-doer model, the pastor is the key to all effective ministry. Everything important revolves around him and nothing happens without his presence and permission.
  • You need to go back to the original. Pastors were never called or commissioned to be the only doers of ministry.
  • You need a different scorecard. If pastors are going to see God do more in and through their churches then they need a different scorecard that helps them evaluate true success.

Quote This:

Ephesians 4:11-12 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ

See Also: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How much time in your week is spent on your preparation for ministry and how much is spent on preparing others to lead ministry?
  3. How many people have you recruited, trained and unleashed for ministry this year?
  4. How many ministry teams do you have in your church?
  5. If you left your church- would things fall apart or implode because everything goes through you? Explain.
  6. Would your congregation describe you as the controller of ministry or the equipper and empowerer of ministry?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.