It's crucial that ministries have a common purpose and mission.
It's easy to get distracted and sidetracked from your mission, isn't it?
What should your mission be?
Here it is...
Helping people find Jesus and His life-giving love and mercy.
However you word it, the bottom line is this - we must be focused on helping people know Jesus.
Every part of your ministry should be tied to this and live in a "reach the lost at any cost" culture.
You can do a lot of things in a church. But whatever you do should be done with the end result of bringing people to Jesus.
People want to be a part of something that is bigger than they are. There is nothing that is more important than leading people to Jesus.
It's important, as leaders, that we slow down at times to focus on what does and doesn't matter in our ministry. Being intentional with this will allow you to take a look at everything you are doing and focus in on a few big things that will deliver tangible results.
If you are not intentional with focusing on what matters, it's easy to get sidetracked and get bogged down with doing "stuff" that doesn't affect people's life for eternity.
Here are some big questions to ask you and your team. Talk these through. The answers may lead you to a more fruitful ministry.
How can we provide our team members with the "why" which will give them a greater and more reasonable reason for serving on our team?
Is there anything we are currently doing that is not aligned with our why?
Are there any areas where we have gotten sidetracked? How can we get back on course?
What are the 2-3 things we are doing that help us stay focused on what really matters?
What do we highly value in our ministry? What matters a lot to us?
One day, someone will stand by your body as it lies in a coffin. They will be asked to say a few words of comfort and good remembrances. What will they say? How will they remember you? What will they mention was important to you? What did you focus on?
"What you leave for the people in your life is your will.
What you leave in the people in your life is your legacy."
That is being determined now as you are reading this and as you go through your day.
Focus...focus...focus...on What Matters.