Igniting Passion Within a Ministry Instead of Viewing it as a Job to Be Accomplished

Ryan Egan —  March 26, 2007 — 4 Comments

Boy it’s weird that I only have three Sundays left at Lord of Life.  However, God has been constantly confirming that this is the right decision and I’m really excited to get more involved with Living Word and Abiding Savior.

I’m preparing a small workshop to help give the worship team members some confidence before I leave, and one thought keeps on striking me:

Your team is only as strong as it’s weakest passion.

In other words, you can have a team of volunteers who just volunteer, or a you can have a team of passionate people who are passionate about ministry.  If you have a volunteer who’s not really passionate about what the ministry is, and their passion is weak, how strong can that ministry really be?  If your leader has great passion, but can’t seem to get one person in particular to be passionate about the ministry, that person’s weak passion is going to be the part of the team that is noticed.

Colossians 3:23,24 says,

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

If we have members of our team that are not working with all of their hearts, as working for Lord, what’s wrong?  Yes, God wants to use everyone in His Kingdom, but I think sometimes we are not challenging everyone to be used to their full potential.

I am still wrestling with these thoughts, but I am truly beginning to believe that if every member of a team is completely passionate about the ministry they are involved in, amazing things would happen.  Let’s ignite passion so much that everyone on our teams would catch that fire.

What are some things you’ve done to ignite passion within your ministry?

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Ryan is a follower of Christ, husband, father, worship leader, & creative. He is heavily involved in the Association of Free Lutheran Churches and desires to teach others to live a life of worship in everything they do.