People Make The Ministries

I’ve always liked proverbs.

You know, the concise sayings like, “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” or “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

I love it when truth can be stated simply.

So, here’s my attempt at a proverb:

Ministries don’t make the people. People make the ministries.  

One thing I’ve learned from eight years as a worship leader is that people are the most precious resource.

Investing in people and including them in the process is one of the greatest things you can do to strengthen your ministry.

The truth is, those who are working and volunteering with us want to be a part of the process. It creates a sense of ownership and investment.

It’s like the way my 5-year-old son doesn’t want to just eat the cookies; he wants to pour in the ingredients, mix them together, put them in the oven, and finally, enjoy the fruits (or the cookies) of our labour, together. Yes, the kitchen gets messy, but the cookies taste all the more sweet.

Ministries don’t make the people. People make the ministries.

– Simon Prittie (Worship Leader at Lambrick Park Church)

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