What a Great Day it is to be a Child of the King!
Today, I wanted to write but to do things a bit differently than normal. Below is a message I shared with our church. This message is in my passion to see Emmanuel succeed for many generations to come. This is for all, but mostly for leaders and those that inspire to become leaders. I never want a leader to loose there passion for ministry, there Zeal or there commitment to God for His Kingdom.
Truth is, we can ALWAYS do better…Strive Harder…And Reach Farther…
A true leader, a true servant to the Lord is a person that is so humble that they will desire for there ministry area would be greater than self desires…
For example, If God WAS TO call another pastor to the church, I did say, WAS TO and IF GOD.. so Calm down… (hypothetically speaking) If God sent us another pastor, my role to God and HIS ministry is to move over… That must be the mindset that we all have, we must be so humble that we are aware that this isn’t about US but ALL about HIM. In my journey with God, I want to do MY BEST for HIM.
We have done a fantastic job with this over the years past, and I want this to always be our Goal.. “LESS OF ME, MORE OF YOU” With that, God will see your passion…
Check out the message to the church today, Be Blessed! And Look Forward to another AWESOME year at ECN!
Good Morning Church:
I must say that 17 days into this New Year and God is doing great works at our church. This is going to be an incredible year for ECN! Through visitors, lives being touch and the ministry outreach, God is opening up doors for us to minister to many new people.
I wanted to clue you all in on some works in progress. My goal is to always look at areas of the church to where we can improve and be better servants for our Lord. This is in or physical campus such as renovations you have seen take place and in our ministry areas such as ministries including Sunday School, Teen Ministry, Women’s Ministry and the upcoming development of a men’s ministry area.
I have recently began to email some of our leaders in various areas, this will be over a several week process one after the other. Basically in a “one-on-one” mentality. My goal is to see how I as the pastor can better assist them in growing there ministry. And to ensure that our leaders being trained and equipped for there position.
I want to keep the passion for ministry alive and for us not to ever grow stagnant in any area that we all serve. We have a great church, that is growing and I believe God wants to do great things through, and it’s my job to protect it and prepare people that can help us do our best for the Kingdom.
One thing I have in the works is the development of a Men’s Ministry area. This is important, as men will be accountable for there households and have a huge responsibility given by God. I do believe that this area is much needed. Please look for this announcement in the weeks to come.
We also are getting closer to adding two mobile units to the church campus, this will give us more flexibility in classroom space along with needed room for operating Emily’s House and our Community Food Pantry.
On a last note this morning, I want to stress the importance of Sunday School. This is an area that gives great opportunity for you to have a in depth study into God’s Word. I really want to encourage you all to make Sunday School and especially to bring your children for Sunday School. As Sunday School grows you will also see an additional growth in worship…
Focus on Him as He is Focused on You!
Luke 16:10 (NKJV)
10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV)
2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Matthew 20:25-28 (NKJV)
25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”