Never, in our lifetime, have we seen such devastation and the destruction of marriages and families, as we see today in our volatile culture. It seems that every component of society today is the sworn enemy of traditional marriage and family. From the redefining of the family by governments, to Hollywood’s mockery and portrayal of the broken family through shows like “Family Guy”, “Desperate Housewives”, and the like, Americans AND Christians have lost view of what a family or marriage should be anymore. Statistics are staggering, yet ignored by most until they themselves become one of the statistics. In the end, home after home is being ravaged by the storms of life and falling because they are not built to last.
Ministry really is a puzzle on a magnificent scale. Putting the pieces in order AND keeping each of those pieces together can be challenging at times, especially if you have a multifaceted ministry. Pieces of that puzzle include daily time with God in prayer and study, preparing messages, various administrative duties, finances, staff meetings, soulwinning, visitation, counseling, and the list goes on and on. I can also say that having a Christian school multiplies that list threefold.
One of the biggest parts of succeeding in ministry is learning how to bring all of the pieces of the ministry puzzle together in oneness and unity to accomplish the greater purpose of reaching the lost.
The Apostle Paul reveals, what I consider to be one of the most powerful principles Continue reading “Making The Puzzle Of Ministry A Portrait”