To do ministry for the long haul you need the right resources and people who are going to walk with you. That’s why I want to tell you about the Rebuilt Parish Association from Church of the Nativity.
The Rebuilt Parish Association is designed to grow disciples by helping other churches grow disciples. It’s a brand new resource from my parish the church that brought you Rebuilt and the Matter Conference. Three reasons you should seriously consider this resource for your parish or ministry is because it’s:
This past Friday I returned from Haiti with a group of adults and students. It was our church’s first intergenerational international missions trip. It was also the largest group we had ever taken. But, despite all these firsts it was a huge success.
One of the reasons the trip was so successful is because of the hard work put in by Brian Crook and our Missions Department at Nativity. As one of the participants (And point person for the youth) it was clear that the success was due to the leadership understanding that:
Day to day ministry is a battle. On top of all the emails, phone calls and meetings popping up it can feel like there is problem after problem to tackle. At the end of the day you are glad just to survive, but you wonder, “Have I made a difference?”
Being stuck in urgency is what kills productivity. In fact if all you are doing is putting out fires then you’ll never find progress nor satisfaction in your ministry. What you need to do is take the time to: