Explain (in 4 paragraphs) the six aspects of our assuming responsibility for soul care in our relationshipwith God; two of the paragraphs should explain the concept of “doing” vs. “being.” (Sect. 15)
Our responsibility for soul care in our relationship with God.
- 1. The reality is that one can be involved in vocational ministry and not be experiencing close communion with God.
- 2. When we are called into ministry, we are called to carry it out with a sense ofpriority. But when we get involved in ministry, we can sometimes lose our sense ofpriority.
- 3. The priorities of Jesus
- “Afterward Jesus went up on a mountain and called the ones he wanted to go withhim. And they came to him. Then he selected twelve of them to be his regular companions,calling them apostles. He sent them out to preach, and he gave them authority to cast outdemons.”
Before the Twelve were sent out to “do” ministry, they were called to “be with” Jesus.
4. The primary call and responsibility in a leader’s life is to develop a relationship ofintimacy with God.
- 5. “Doing” vs. “being” - This is where 2 paragraghs need to be written.
- a. One can become a “professional” instead of a personal apprentice of Christ.
- b. We live in a culture of doing.
- c. When “doing” becomes the priority over “being” in a leader’s life, the essence of whatministry is begins to be constricted in the leader’s life.
- d. True ministry is entering into and participating in what God is ALREADYDOING!
- e. Our “doing” is to flow out from “being”
- A life of deep communion with God requires TIME!
- John 15: 1-11 tells us that fruitfulness is the natural outcome of learning toremain/abide in union with Christ.
6. Knowing and experiencing the love of God is essential.