The number “1”, is only a single number, too insignificant to accomplish anything significant.
Every pastor who wants to accomplish anything noteworthy for God knows, or will eventually realize, he can’t do it alone.
Alone! Such a sobering word.
- Alone is the reason many pastors fail.
- It’s the reason many believers fail morally.
- Alone is why you feel unwanted, nobody loves or cares about you.
- Alone is what makes struggling so difficult, not having someone to lean on.
Yes, there are too many pastors who want to build God’s kingdom alone.
Pastor, if you want to make an impact on your community, want to save souls, then you need a team.
There are 5 types of people you need to be successful in your ministry.
Who are these 5 people pastors should be thankful for?
#1 “No” Man
Many people confuse respecting the office of a pastor with yielding to every argument of the pastor. The pastor, who is surrounded by “yes” men, will not accomplish anything greater than himself. Nothing is added, only echoed.
That is why a “no” man is so important.
You need the person who is honest and direct with you; the person who adds to the conversation with his own thoughts and ideas.
This is the person who is prepared to disagree with you, because your idea won’t work. He is also the person who openly and completely supports your great ideas.
In other words, he gives you the same honesty and truthfulness he gives to his best friend.
His motives are born out of love for his pastor and the church, not judgment.
#2 “I’m Here to Serve”
I love people with this attitude because they don’t have ulterior motives.
They are truly here to serve.
They are the ones who:
- Arrive early and stay late
- They do the work that requires a bit of humility
- Are always ready and able to help
- Are ultimately believers who actively practice their faith.
They are the ones that have the “I get to do this” attitude.
No task is too difficult, too time consuming or too menial for this group of people.
You’re still contemplating who you can ask to do something specific, when they appear next to you, “What can I do? How can I help?”
#3 Systems Person
The systems person sees the solutions.
Most pastors are visionaries. They see the finish line and not always what it takes to journey to and arrive at the finish line.
The systems guy fills in the step-by-step blanks.
You need him to help you think through and establish a service that is repeatable. He puts the systems in place that functions without your constant direct input.
He’s the one that establishes systems that are practical, functional and can operate smoothly, allowing the pastor to take a day off without everything falling apart.
He establishes the steps to bring the congregation on board, to become part of the project.
#4 Prayer Warrior
I love a prayer warrior.
They will pray for you and intercede for you.
Ministry comes with strong opposition from the enemy, because he hates you and he hates what you’re doing for God.
You need a prayer warrior to cover you and your family in prayer.
When a prayer warrior is praying, you feel the presence and protection of God.
A prayer warrior prays and intercedes with a certainty that God answers prayers. They know God has appointed them with this task and they take it very seriously.
#5 Your Spouse
Your spouse is your rock in the ministry. Your spouse is with you from the beginning to the end, each day, each year.
They know you best and love you the most. Your spouse is your greatest supporter riding alongside you the ministry waves, the highs and the lows.
Your spouse is there for you at home and they should be there for you in the ministry. When the challenges of serving people arise, your spouse should be there, right next to you, serving, helping you.
Do you have these five people in your life and ministry?
If you don’t have all five of these people in your life, then pray and ask God for them. God will answer your pray with the right group of people.
For this Thanksgiving, take a minute from the busyness of the day and start looking and searching for these people. Expect to connect with them. They are probably already there, waiting for you to acknowledge them and to use them.
After experiencing how they impact the ministry, you’ll be so surprised that you thought you could’ve done God’s work without them.
Thank you, Lord for giving me these five people that every pastor should be thankful for.
If you have any of these people in your ministry send them an email, a text message, and just show some appreciation – you are who you are cause they are who they are.