Preaching & Teaching
As I stated on my home page, I am a very collaborative person who likes to work alongside others, in partnership. Although I often know God is leading my Preaching & Teaching in specific directions, in and out of season, I love working on join initiatives and ministry themes etc.
What are some of the main focuses for my Preaching & Teaching Ministry:
1. Completing one's ministry faithfully to the end is admirable and should be the desire of every Christian Leader. However, there is more to Christian Preaching & Teaching Ministry than merely that which one does oneself. We should always aim to cultivate, train and develop people to become Christian Leaders in there own right. We should mentor through our ministry, people and leaders of the next generation who will be faithful to the gospel that has been entrusted to them, and who will pass it on to the leaders of the generation after them. This is not only sound bibilical practice, but very much links to my professional education background, where I was tasked with educating and developing young people into adults, ready for there own lives, families and careers.
2. Although one of our primary roles is seeing people come to salvation through faith in Jesus. We should not be content with that as our sole objective. The bible askes us 'To Make Disciples'. So, guiding and emparting learning about the bibles teaching about how people should develop into mature Christians is key to my own mininstry. Although there can be times when people need 'Milk not Solid Food' as noted in 1 Corinthians 3:2, we should endevour the move people on from such needs. As stated in, Hebrews 5:14 - we should train people to digest the solid food of scripture - 'But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have there senses trained to discern good and evil'. This then leads onto preparing them for living righteous lives, and service for God themselves - Colossians 1:28, 'We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ'.
That is a very brief summary of some of the main objectives of my Preaching & Teaching Ministry.
If you wish to discuss this topic with me further, do not hesitate to contact me.