Prayer It may seem obvious, but prayer is the bedrock to ministry and a life of faith. There is a work that is done through prayer that will never be accomplished otherwise. The fruit from the prayerful ministry will be abundant.
Personal Connection & Love – Jesus loved people and connected to them on a personal level. He called them by name. He looked them in the eye. He asked them questions. He loved them.
Food – Though articles could be written about the ministry of food, there is one thing that is certain – people always respond to food. Whether it’s a meeting over lunch with someone, refreshments during a large group gathering, or inviting people to your home for dessert; friendships are built around sharing meals together. Jesus used meals as memory makers and markers for his disciples. He also used it as a time for his disciples to serve and experience miracles – such as the feeding of the 5000. Never underestimate the power of food in your ministry.
Scripture – The methods of reaching people may change, but Scripture will always remain constant. You can never go wrong teaching, speaking, reading, meditating, memorizing, singing, digesting, sharing, and loving God’s Holy Word.
Calling People to a Deeper walk of Faith – No matter the age of your ministry constituents, inviting them to take the plunge into faith is needed. Call them to follow Jesus. Give them opportunities to live the life of a believer. Ask them to commit. Jesus gave his disciples opportunities to declare – “who do you say that I am?”