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MINISTRIES

Ministry comes from the Latin word “ministerium” which means service In general way. Therefore, we can define a minister as one who is a servant of others or who is of help to someone else.

Some people have a job in the Church. Others invite themselves to a Ministry. What is the difference?

If you are doing it just because no one else will... then it's a JOB
If you are doing it to serve the Lord... then it's a MINISTRY

If you quit because somebody critized you... then it's a JOB
But, if you keep on serving... then it's a MINISTRY

If you'll do it as long as it does not interfere with your other activities... then it's a JOB

But, if you are committed to staying even if it means letting go of other things... then it's a MINISTRY

If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you... then it's a JOB
If you stay even though nobody recognized your effort... then it's a MINISTRY

It's hard to get excited about a JOB
But, it's almost impossible not to be excited about a MINISTRY

If your concern is success, it's a JOB
If your concern is faithfulness, it's a MINISTRY

The CHURCH is filled with people doing JOBS
But, some of its members are involved in a MINISTRY

THEREFORE...

If God calls you to a MINISTRY, don't treat it like a JOB
and if you have a JOB...  THEN MAKE IT A MINISTRY