Isolation in ministry can be deadly for a church and career ending for a minister. Today we discuss the importance and benefits of having a network of people to help you in ministry.
Today’s Listener Question:
I know there are church planting networks, but should I try to find a revitalization network or replanted network? How would that benefit my work?
- When you’re isolated is when you’re most vulnerable to attacks from the enemy.
- Do not try to revitalize a church while all by yourself in ministry.
- Don’t get bogged down by the things your church doesn’t have; be blessed by what you do have.
- One of a pastor’s greatest needs in ministry is accountability.
The five critical reasons we discuss are:
- The ministry can be very lonely
- Outsiders can offer perspectives clouded by the details of day-to-day work
- Networks can suggest a plethora of resources, many of them free
- The network can be a source of accountability
- It’s just more fun to work with others
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- < href=”http://ChurchReplanters.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ChurchReplanters.com
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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