Last day of discussing 5 ministry gauges to help you do family ministry better.
A brief overview of the earlier 3 Gauges:
Gauge 1: Strategy. Take time to strategically put some things in place to focus on the end goal, will lead to better steps along the way.
Gauge 2: Experience Gauge: Craft core truths into engaging, relevant, and memorable experiences.
Gauge 3: Groups Gauge: Self-reliance is one of the greatest threats a church leader can face. It overestimates your abilities and diminishes the impact of your team. So develop your teams!
Now Today, the last 2 Gauges.
Gauge 4: Service Gauge: Are you creating consistent opportunities for kids and students to experience personal ministry?
Here are some things that will begin to happen if you ignore the service gauge.
- Parents become programmed to see the church as a provider of services for their kids.
- Leaders never recognize that the discipleship process is also about influencing a student to serve and care for others.
- Students established a consumer mindset about the church.
- Communities continue to perceive the church as institutional and insulated.
- Individual families never experience a sense of calling and mission to make others a priority.
- Students fail to experience and realize their calling to care for others, and they leave the church without a passion to pursue God’s calling in their lives.
The last Gauge to pay attention to would be…
5. Personal Gauge: Are you taking care of yourself?
- Be a student. “If you’ve closed your mind off to any learning, you’re not a student.”
- Be balanced. “No one wins when you lose your family. No one wins when you quit your job.”
I have found over the years that paying attention to these 5 gauges can help all of us as we attempt to get our family ministry on the right page. These five gauges are excellent for evaluating where your ministry now stands, and they will help you continue to grow.
So, what are some other gauges you may use in your family ministry?