6 “Principles” to consider in your personal ministry

1.Put God First/ Principle of Priority

  • Matthew 6:33
  • Are you really thirsty for the things of God? (Psalm 42:1-2)
  • Psalm 118:8-9
  • Psalm 130:5-6
  • In a world where we have access immediately, do we patiently wait?
  • The only way we get the things of God is to wait. We live in a distracted, fast pace world, while trying to pursue a perfect life!

2. Take Out The Trash/ Principle of Transformation

  • Romans 12:2
  • Take responsibility of your own trash. Own your own “stuff.”

3. Do Your Own Dishes/ Principle of Responsibility

  • Luke 16:10
  • Be faithful with what God has given you.
  • Bloom where you are planted! If something needs to be done, then do it!

4. Write It Down/ Principle of Clarity

  • Proverbs 20:5
  • The greatest thing you can say sometimes is, “No.”
  • What are some things you need to stop doing?
  • Make a list. Write it down.

5. Do It Now/ Principle of Inertia

  • Proverbs 24:30-34
  • If the Lord prompts you to do something, then do it.

6. Turn It Off/ Principle of Restoration

  • Hebrews 4:9-11
  • Mark your calendars when you should rest. If you don’t rest, you’ll become empty and will not serve well.

Discussion on Personal Ministry Principles:

  • You are not the savior of the ministry!
  • Have a humble, broken mentality!
  • Rejoice in other people’s ministry!
  • How can you be humble? Be reminded of the gospel.
  • When you lead, you want the ministry to go on without you!
  • It’s hard to give it away when you are the responsible party.
  • Train leaders up well and give them room to fail.
  • They aren’t going to get stronger if they don’t struggle.
  • Jesus did it for the disciples, with the disciples, and then sent them out