by: Paul Stagnaro
Today's blog is for anyone that leads a ministry.
As ministry leaders, we need to beware of not requesting help from someone based only on their usefulness and personal skill.
If you make usefulness or their skills the requirement for the person you are considering to add to your team; then you have failed yourself and your team.
When considering adding to your team, the leader needs to seek direction and guidance from God. As a leader, this is not something you should carry alone. Include your existing team in the process.
As everyone prays, fast, and seeks the Holy Spirit's leading. You will discover that it will strengthen your team.
Don't rush the process. Give the Holy Spirit time. Read Isaiah 30:21; it's about hearing the Spirit's voice. Allow Him to speak to you and each person on your team.
When you depend upon the Holy Spirit's direction, and you consistently yield to it, then that also should be the top priority of those you are considering to join your team.
If you depend upon the Holy Spirit to lead your ministry, then you should expect nothing less from those on your team and anyone you are considering to join the team.
Read 2 Corinthians 5:16. It tells us not to regard anyone from a worldly point of view.
What I have observed is that the person's skills and talents will grow and blossom as they yield to the Holy Spirit.
You will have a team member that is dependent upon the Holy Spirit and is growing in the gift that God has given them to increase the ministry for His purpose.
You can contact Discover Discipleship at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Paul at 510-521-1943 Ext. 105