What's Up My People,
I hope all is well with you today. I am glad to be back at it once again, blogging and sharing my thoughts with you. I wanted to blog about how I had a great week last week. Although it was busy and full at the same time it was informative, exciting, and eventful. On last week, I had the awesome privilege of attending "The Gathering of The Shepherds", a conference by the one and only Pastor R.A Vernon. This conference is designed for Pastors and Leaders to help them better maximize their ministry potential. I have been attending this conference for the last couple of years and each time it has been a blessing. However, this time I was able to take my FMC family and boy, did we have an awesome time! We learned so much about ministry at the next level. More importantly, we learned how to do ministry in a spirit of excellence.
Oftentimes, in church, ministry is not always done in a spirit of excellence. In almost every other venue in life, especially the business world, companies, banks, etc. seek to handle their business in a excellent way. Unfortunately, it is only when it comes to church that we as Christians feel that we do not have to do ministry in an excellent way. The sad thing is that we have the most important product and that's, "salvation". One of the greatest compliments in the Bible to a person came when the Bible said the Daniel had an excellent spirit (Daniel 6:3). That means that everything Daniel did he did it with an excellent spirit. He did it to the best of his ability, no half stepping, no playing around, just doing everything in professional way. This is how the church of the Lord should be, all we do, we should do it to the best of our ability. From greeters, to the parking lot people, to the music ministry all the way down the preaching of the Word. It all should be done in a spirit of excellence!
"Excellence" is what I took away from Pastor Vernon and The "Word" Church. Everything they did was done in a professional, loving, and excellent way. It was a great example to myself and my staff that if we are going to reach the next level it involves all of us taking our services to the next level. One thing I have learned in three months of ministry and that is whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability. People appreciate excellence, and if anybody deserves to be treated like first class people, it is the people of God. So my encouragement to you today is that whatever God has called you to do or wherever you serve in ministry, do it to the best of your ability. Job said, "My witness is heaven and my record is on high (Job 16:19)." Do everything like God is watching and can I tell you a little secret: HE IS!!!!
So to all my people, do your best. God will reward you for your faithfulness and your desire to live with a spirit of excellence. Give your all!