30 Inspirational Quotes To Share With Your Ministry Teams

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Here’s a list of 30 ministry quotes – pick one or two to share with your ministry team at your next meeting or on your next email to the group.

“All ministry must be God-centered, but it must also be man-purposed.”
― Samuel Waldron

“I would never want to reach out someday with a soft, uncallused hand-a hand never dirtied by serving-and shake the nail-pierced hand of Jesus.”
― Bill Hybels

“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”  ― A.W. Tozer


“Has what you do for God become more important to you than the Lord Himself?”
― Colin S. Smith

“Let us practice the fine art of making every work a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there.”
― A.W. Tozer

“To do the work of others is slavery. To do the work of God is true liberation.”
― Anonymous

“I find that I keep offering God my service when what He wants is my fellowship”
― John Paul Warren  [Tweet This Quote]

“Your positive impact on the generations to come will be directly related to the ministry you have in that little place called home.”
― Jim George

“Ministry’s not an option for a Christian; it’s a privilege.”
― Lori Hatcher  [Tweet This Quote]

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.”
― Dwight L. Moody

“Most people like it when the pastor says, “family is priority.” What they don’t like very much is when the pastor actually chooses his own family as the priority over them.”
― Carlos A. Rodriguez

“The Church may have a building, but that is not its place. The building may be the church’s location, but its space is in the shared humanity of its persons.”
― Andrew Root

“Harmony is produced in ministry when everyone seeks to be a servant.”
― Elizabeth George

“There’s a broken heart on every pew.”
― Cecil Randall

“God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. ”
― E.M. Bounds

“My job as a Christian is not to get people to heaven when they die, it’s to get heaven to people while they’re alive”
― D.R. Silva

“Excellent ministers cannot be those who yearn for earthly applause. Neither can they be lovers of earthly comfort. The life of ministry is not a life of leisure. The notion that ministry can be both effective and painless is a lie.
― John MacArthur

“Use your ministry to build people, not people to build your ministry.”
– Jacquelyn K. Heasley [Click To Tweet]

“The true character of ministry is a servants heart.”
– Harold Warner

“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but, I will do something!”
– St. Francis de Sales 

“Your ministry will never be bigger than your vision of Jesus.”
– Patty Hammond

“Preach the gospel at all times, when necessary use words.”
– St. Francis of Assisi

“The goal of the pastor is not to get people to show up but to get people to grow up.”
– John Maxwell


“Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing.”
– John Henry Jowett 

“There are three stages in the work of God: Impossible; Difficult; Done.”
– Hudson Taylor [Click To Tweet]

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”
– John Stott

“Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude”
– Pat Riley

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”
– Ralph Marston

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”
– Billy Graham

Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do..”
– Billy Graham


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