Yesterday, I reprised a series of blogs from a class I taught to some Junior and Senior Ministry Majors at Dallas Christian College back in 2009. Here are a few more thoughts for all of us to chew on. Again, remember to play nice in the comments.
5. Spend More Time Working & Developing Your Strengths Instead Of Your Weaknesses- For the first few years of ministry I had people tell me all the time that I needed to really spend the majority of my time working on my weaknesses. So I did just that. I spent hours trying to be more administrative, more organized, more of a type “A” personality. The problem with that was the fact that I was absolutely miserable and became ineffective in the areas that I was actually gifted in. Do I think weaknesses need to be developed…? ABSOLUTELY!!! Do I think that should be your focus? NOT A CHANCE. I have learned to surround myself with people that are strong in the area’s that I am not and let them be passionate about those things. When you can truly focus on your strengths in ministry, you become way more effective in ministry.
“When you can truly focus on your strengths in ministry, you become way more effective in ministry.”