A church that is built on the strength of a few personalities or skills will crumble once those isolated components are gone. To fulfill the Great Commission, a church must prioritize a multiplication mindset.
Once you realize that the most critical spiritual environment is the one in which we live, you will want to do everything within your power to equip the family to be who God has called them to be. How can your church be family formative?
We often pit ministry ability and availability as competing goals, but, in reality, they are complimentary parts of the whole. To impact people significantly, we cannot neglect either the public or the personal side of ministry.
For all the good that the Southern Baptist Convention does, there are those members out there embarrassing the rest of the family. After our victory for biblical inerrancy, I pray we do not lose the battle for ministry integrity.
Pastors are often so busy that they fail to address one critical area – charting the course for the rest of the ministry team. When pastors fail to lead a staff, the staff often fails to lead the church.