Every thriving church and ministry is not only built on a solid leader but by the go-to people that attach themselves to that leader’s vision. These are people who commit themselves wholeheartedly to the kingdom of God, serving in the church in any capacity. Here are four fundamentals of becoming a go-to person in your church.
1. Live a Spiritually Disciplined Life
Live a spiritually disciplined life by having a prayer life and studying the Word of God. You can’t be an effective Apostolic laborer without prayer. Heed Paul’s words to Timothy when he said to study so that you can be an unashamed worker or laborer that correctly understands the Word of God. (See II Timothy 2:15.) It is easier for God to equip a spiritual person than to make an equipped person spiritual.
2. Respond to Your Pastor’s Vision
If you’re going to be the go-to person in the church, you need to see, hear, and respond to your pastor’s vision. Find out what he or she is passionate about and support that vision.It is easier for God to equip a spiritual person than to make an equipped person spiritual. Click To Tweet
3. Observe What Needs to Be Done (Then Do It)
If you’re going to be a go-to person in the church, be observant.
For every day that David killed a lion, a giant, or a bear, there were a thousand other days of watching the livestock. Faithfulness always trumps fireworks.
If you’ll take a close look around your church building, there are a list of things that need to be done. Find out who works behind the scenes at your church and look for ways you can get involved. Your talents are needed in the kingdom of God.
4. Be Faithful in Serving in the Church
Finally be faithful. Matthew 24:45–51 describes the story of the faithful servant. To follow in this wise servant’s footsteps, we must be dependable and faithful. Endeavor to be at church every time the doors are open. If there’s a prayer meeting, be there. If a workday is called, be there. Paul said “It is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2, ESV). For every day that David killed a lion, a giant, or a bear, there were a thousand other days of watching the livestock. Faithfulness always trumps fireworks. Let faithfulness lead you to incredible victories.
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