What is ministry? Ministry is casting crowns at the feet of the Worthy One. It is the overflow of your relationship with Jesus. It is washing feet, loving people, making disciples, and more.
In dozens of brief yet powerful chapters, Ministry Is . . . presents an actionable Bible-based guide to serving God in the local church. The insights here from authors Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez are perfect for those considering church ministry as a vocation and applicable to anyone desiring to serve intentionally through the church.
With every entry, they stay laser focused on making the reader "a spiritual change agent, a difference maker, and impact player for Jesus Christ."
"This book is like a pastoral pep talk. It'll challenge the way you think and lead."
Mark Batterson, author, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
"I can't think of two young men more qualified to write a best-selling book on the topic How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence."
Elmer L. Towns, vice president, Liberty University
"The authors are in 'Game On!' mode in every chapter. They know that a great church isnÕt about having great big talent, but leaders whom have great big servant hearts."
John Hull, president/CEO, EQUIP
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About the Author
Dave Earley is founding lead pastor of Grace City Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, and associate professor of Pastoral Leadership for Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ben Gutierrez is administrative dean for undergraduate programs at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership & Divinity from Regent University.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Meaning of Ministry
1 Leaving a Trail of Dust 7
2 Getting Your Ears Pierced for Jesus 16
3 A Mission of Mercy 26
4 Giving Headaches to Hell 34
5 Joining the Jesus Discipleship Academy 42
Part 2 The Motives of Ministry
6 Loving the Bride of Christ 55
7 Shouting the Worthiness of Jesus 64
8 The Overflow of Your Relationship with Jesus 74
9 Living Forever Grateful for His Appointment 84
10 Taking Your Turn 93
Part 3 The Essentials of Ministry
11 Saying "Here Am I Send Me" 105
12 Responding to the Call of God 114
13 Living a Life of Payer 125
14 Maintaining an Eternal Perspective 135
15 Refusing to Coast 144
16 Loving People 154
17 A Life without Compromise 163
18 Loyalty to the Truth 172
19 Living Up to Your Name 181
20 Keeping the Obedience Bar High 189
Part 4 The Manner of Ministry
21 urning Your Hurts into Helps 201
22 Partnering with the Holy Spirit 211
23 Engaging with Encouragement 222
24 Confronting Sin 231
25 Balancing the Busyness 240
26 Being Content Instead of Being Competitive 248
Part 5 The Methods of Ministry
27 Praying for Those You Serve 259
28 Mentoring and Multiplying Disciples 271
29 Leading Small Groups 281
30 Biblically Balanced Preaching and Teaching 292
31 Creating a Culture of Accountability 301