Practical Ministry

Practical Ministry

by Tom Cannon

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Overview

Practical Ministry is designed to help you become an effective leader. Every believer is called to help do ministry in HIs kingdom. What are you doing to help advance the kingdom of God? Practical Ministry can help you become a better leader, or get started on the road to effective ministry.

Jesus made it perfectly clear that the servant of God has been called to live by different rules than the children of the world. That is why some have deemed the church, 'the upside-down kingdom.' Jesus said that, "Whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all." (Mark 10:44)

Servanthood is not a dirty word. Rather, in it, is reflected the heart of God, and the mission of heaven. To serve others, is to serve God. To give up the best part of yourself, for the betterment of your neighbor, is truly to have Christ revealed through you.
One of the most potent, and life-changing images of Christ, in the entire Bible, is a picture of Jesus, with towel wrapped around his waste, washing the feet of his disciples.

Contrast that with the attitude of the James and John's mother, concerning the proper placement of her sons, "Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons. She bowed down in front of him to ask him for a favor. He asked her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Promise that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right and one at your left, in your kingdom."

Nobody likes that kind of attitude in fellow laborers, do they? Somehow, it is grating to us. The reason it irritates us so badly, is probably because it is so diametrically opposite to the role Jesus models for us.
In these verses, we find Jesus' own attitude toward Servanthood revealed. Not only does He appreciate hard working people, who are not afraid to mix-it-up with work, and get a little dirty, but although it is a hard concept to grasp, if you lack a servant's heart - but the truth of the matter is, that our Lord - the God of heaven - actually embraces Servanthood in a real and personal way: so much so, in fact, that He forever links Himself, and His purpose for coming to earth, with it.

In all that we do, as servant-leaders for Christ, we are called to serve well. Practical Ministry will give you a clear, easy-to-follow roadmap for successful leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979615993
Publisher: Preacher''s Kid Press
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Series: Practical Ministry , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 147 KB

About the Author

Tom Cannon is the director of Destiny Ministries, and plants Ministry Training Schools throughout the world.

Tom and his wife, Candy, are happily married, and live in Tennessee, with their children.

Additional titles written by Dr. Tom include: Practical Ministry, Two Faces in the Mirror, Changing Natures, Rescuing Peter, Got Gifts?, and Prepared to Lead.

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