What Ministry Expectations Does Your Church Have?

ChurchLeaders | 4/25/2019 | Staff
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What Ministry Expectations Does Your Church Have?

How does a church move away from the 20 percent stat? You know the statistic that says 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work of ministry in their local church. I was thinking about this driving into the office this morning. The answer that popped in my head when I asked myself that question was “ministry expectations.”

Expectations

Expectations

What are the expectations your church has of its members? At our church we have what we call “The Big 3”: Serve in Ministry, Plug into a Connection Group, Faithful to Sunday morning corporate worship.

Churches - Person - Member - Aisle - Invitation

I grew up in churches where a person who was interested in becoming a member would walk the aisle during the invitation, sit on the front row, fill out a card, Pastor would then introduce them as members. No period of getting to know the person, in fact it could be the first Sunday that person set foot into the church. No period for them to get to know the church, how it operates, how it functions.

For the past 16 years I have been part of a church that holds a new members class. In that class the potential members hear the history of our church, learn how we function, read our bylaws and policies, learn what our vision and purpose is. Then two weeks later we have a new member lunch/interview for the potential members. That’s right! We interview: The potential member fills out an application and then sits down with a couple of our members to be interviewed.

Church - Percent - Members - Ministry - Teams

Our church currently has 93 percent of our members serving on ministry teams. 93 percent! I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Quite honestly I’m blown away by this and also feel very humbled that God is...
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