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We are all navigating through uncharted waters as the pandemic continues with new variants that impact how our ministries operate. Many ministry leaders, as well as their members, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and questions about how to open their ministries for in-person services again form a much-needed conversation.

The pandemic came at us suddenly, unexpectedly, and quickly; we had no control over it. What lessons are we learning as pastors during the pandemic? One of the things that I learned is to keep the small things small. I know that to value relationships and nourish them, you can’t sweat the small stuff; and you must show appreciation for your family and friends.
It’s always good to be in the place where God wants you to be. Remain a servant and you will reap the harvest. After all, God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love for His name’s sake. Let’s not grow weary in well-doing. You will reap the seeds you have sown into the ministry if you faint not—if you don’t give up, if you don’t quit, and if you don’t cave in.
A lifestyle of servanthood is the platform to fulfilling destiny, yet people tend to look at serving from a very different perspective. Many times, we see people who serve and look down on them, assuming they have no other skills or abilities. God looks at that same person differently; He said everybody has an opportunity to be great and significant IF they become a servant. We need to rethink how we look at serving and see it the way God sees it. How important is a lifestyle of servanthood?
The purpose of God does not change. You are graced to be whoever God called you to be, and do whatever God called you to do. “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee…
Business schools even suggest leadership styles that could make a leader “dynamic,” “transformational”—a lot of buzz words that really don’t mean a thing if the leader doesn’t have good character and integrity. I have had success and failure as a ministry leader and have witnessed many leaders come and go. Godly leaders must be willing to be guided by spiritual principles such as these…
As part of this thing called life, many of us experienced crises connected to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t get discouraged or dismayed because God is still who He says He is. He’s going to do (and has done) what He said He was going to do. As believers…
Someone recently asked me, “How do you balance family and ministry? How do you make that all work…