Here it is:
Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God.
– Warren Wiersbe, On Being a Servant of God
According to Warren Wiersbe, one of America’s long-term leading thinkers on ministry issues, this definition consists of four vital parts. Our church staff just walked through his definition of ministry this morning, which includes…
- Getting to know the divine resources God has made available,
- Compassionately seeing the real needs of people,
- Being a willing channel of God’s resources to people in need, so that
- God alone is ultimately glorified.
And Wiersbe also points out a prime scriptural example of this definition in action:
1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then…Continue Reading