One of the greatest challenges for those seeking to be a minister is Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 4:2 which states, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”
As much as we try to schedule daily activities the reality is that ministers never know when we will be called on to deliver a message, provide counseling or respond to an emergency situation. We are to be ready in season and out of season. What does that mean in practical terms? Should ministers carry around a briefcase full of canned sermons, teaching outlines or counseling forms?
That may be one solution, but it may actually be counterproductive. There is no way that a minister can have notes ready for the vast array of situations that come up. Trying to do so would be overwhelming and most likely cause them to over focus on their own abilities.
The number one thing a minister must do to be ready in season and out is to be receptive to what the Holy Spirit wants to say or do in any given situation.
This month’s webcast will focus on the following three aspects of a ministers life that help us be in tune with what the Holy Spirit wants to say or do as they preach, teach and provide counseling:
We will also look at a few common pitfalls that should be avoided.
Come join us at www.NCCChurch.ChurchOnline.org