MINISTERS COMMITMENT: A MUST FOR CHURCH STABILITY AND PROGRESS
CHRIST APOSTOLIC MISSION CHURCH
2019 NATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS CONFERENCE
THEME> PERSONAL COMMITMENT: BASIS OF CHURCH GROWTH
TOPIC> MINISTERS COMMITMENT: A MUST FOR CHURCH STABILITY AND PROGRESS
BY PASTOR D.D ADEEKO (DGS)
TEXTS> EZEKIEL 34:1-31; 1PETER 5:1-4; 2THOMTY 2:1-7
INTRODUCTION: We all desire results, good and positive results in all that we do. The joy of every leader is to see the fruit of their labor, the fulfillment of their dreams and the achievement of their goals. So many factors will make this a reality and one of such is COMMITMENT.
By commitment here, we mean; ECCL.9:10; PROV. 22:29
- Ability to make sacrifices.
- Readiness to pay the price for success.
- Willingness to continue despite challenges and difficulties.
- Not taking ‘no’ for an answer.
COMMITMENT in leadership is the state of being willing to give a lot of time, work or energy to something good, not bad, which will amount to useless diligence. Psalm 127:2; 2Tim. 14-15.
A committed leader is:
- Someone that had discovered the purpose of his existence and ready to do all within his power to accomplish them.
- Someone who knows where he is going and is ready to all within his power to accomplish.
- Some who knows where he is going and is ready to do everything legitimate to get there.
- Someone ready to work hard.
- Someone consumed with a great passion for an excellent result.
Great leaders are the few that are ready to commit themselves to the growth and development of others.
They are ready to take time, effort and genuine interest to be building up of others.
Grow A Leader, Grow Your Ministry.
The so much desired growth we crave for in our work would only come when we commit ourselves to building leaders and not just followers.
Every leader must wisely and prayerfully move their people from being just a follower to becoming a leader.
|Are always over-dependent on the leader||Become dependable|
|Work only on instruction||Takes initiative and are more creative|
|Contributes less||Contribute more|
|Produce less||Greatly productive|
|Motivation Level low||Motivation Level high|
|Burdensome to their leaders||Make his burden light|
COMMIT YOUR TIME
- Time spent training, mentoring and developing others is a time well spent. Growing people takes time.
- You will have to patiently: wisely and prayerfully take them from where they are presently to where you want them to be.
- You will have to be tolerant.
- Time allotted should be according to their level in the leadership ladder.
- Your core leaders should be on top of your schedule, they should get more attention.
People will grow when we don’t give up on them.
Encouragement is great factor in building leaders. Everyone needs to be encouraged.
- Look out for those few things at which they are exceptionally good and encourage them to do more along that line.
- Lavish them with commendation when they get things done correctly.
- Wisely correct them privately and appreciate them openly.
- Show them how to do work by giving example. Allow them to put their experience to use.
- Give them the opportunity to fly-like the mother Eagle and her eaglets.
- Demand progress report. When they know their works are on records, they will surely put in more effort.
- Allow for mistakes, like toddlers just learning to walk, there may be some miscalculated steps and some falls.
COMMIT PRAYERS AND FASTING
- Endeavor to pray fervently for your people
- Take their situations, family members needs to God in prayer.
- Commit their spiritual growth to God regularly in prayer.
- When you work hard on building people you will be better equipped to fulfill your calling. Remember people are of more value than property.
- If you lose your property and you still have people, you will surely be able to replace the lost items. But if you lose your people and you are left with properties; they will soon rut away for lack of maintenance.
THEREFORE, VALUE YOUR PEOPLE
- Cherish them.
- Love them.
- Appreciate them.
- Encourage them.
- Train them.
- Laugh with them.
- Correct them.
- Growth them.
- Understand them.
- Allow them to perform.
- Make them win.
- Celebrate their victories.
- Share their sorrows.
As you get committed to the growth and development of your people, your dreams are being worked towards fulfillment.