Ministry Mantras ~ Part 1
There are several mantra’s that I have learned to live by since we launched The Point 6 months ago. Some of them I have learned out of heart – others because of habits that I have developed.
1. Get to the point.
I have learned to be concise and precise in my speaking. No bloviating! I want to respect people’s time and I don’t want to waste a second of it!
2. Expect Anything.
Routine becomes boredom, even in church! Change it up! I change often “how” I spend my personal time with God – I never want it to become merely habit! Life is never constant. We are always moving, even when we are standing still (earth rotates!).
3. Regularly Irregular.
Our hope in a new church reaching new people is to get people to take small steps towards consistency. I have found that unchurched people are less likely to attend church weekly – it usually takes some time to build this habit.
4. Absolute Perfection.
I like things to be perfect! They seldom are, but that is my goal! I want our services to be seamless and excellent – once again they seldom are (especially when I am speaking). We simply want to give God our best!
5. Family First.
When one of our team members wants to miss a Sunday for a family function I will always say, “Family first.” I try and flesh this out in my family on an every day basis!