YOU ARE A FULL-TIME MINISTER
In his book, Doing Church as a Team, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, wrote the following:
"Every member is a minister. God calls us to be full-time ministers! Full-time? Yes! Not just on Sundays, not just at Bible studies, but full-time. Do we love God just part-time? Do we serve Him just part-time? We are all full-time citizens of heaven with a commission and an assignment to accomplish during our stay here on this planet.
Before you are a businessman, you are a minister. Before you are a homemaker, you are a minister. Before you are a student, a grandparent or a CEO, you are first a minister. Some may protest, ’But I don’t work for the church! I work for the state (or the police department, a construction company, the department of education, a manufacturing firm). My company pays me, not the church! How can you say I am a full-time minister?’"
(Source: Wayne Cordeiro, Doing Church as a Team, 37-38. From a sermon by Michael Deutsch, "God Called Me?" 2/16/2009)
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