Here’s a neat little article that compliments something that I posted the other day. I found it in the Findlay church of Christ bulletin. It was labeled as “Author Unknown” but it sounds like whoever wrote it had some experience for the most part.
JOB OR MINISTRY?
Some people have a job in the church. Others involve themselves in ministry. What’s the difference?
- If you do it just because no one else will…it’s a job. If you do it to serve God…it’s a ministry.
- If you quit because someone criticized you…it’s a job. If you kept on serving in spite of criticism…it’s a ministry.
- If you’ll do it only so long as it doesn’t interfere with other things…it’s a job. If you’re committed to staying with it, even when it means letting other things go…it’s a ministry.
- If you quit because no one ever praised or thanked you…it’s a job. If you stay even though no one notices your efforts…it’s a ministry.
- If you do it because someone else said it needs to be done…it’s a job. If you do it because you know it needs to be done…it’s a ministry.
It’s hard to get excited about a job. It’s almost impossible not to get excited about a ministry. An average church is filled with people doing jobs. A great and growing church is filled with people involved in ministry!