We tend to identify and empathize with people that share similar backgrounds to us and therefore are burdened to equip people in the areas with which we have struggled. But will your ministry only minister to people like you? Are you even aware of the people in your sphere of influence whose background and struggles are different from yours?Whenever humans are involved in anything, the potential for disaster increases exponentially. No doubt it's a challenge to do ministry to the glory of God instead of the glory of ourselves, but it must be done to avoid ruining it.
March 5, 2008
Women's Ministry: What Not to Do
Thanks to my friend Matthew for sending me the link to this article, it's worth the read. Wendy Alsup wrote a great piece entitled How to Ruin a Women's Ministry. I especially appreciated what she had to say in point 4: