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Find Significant Ministry in the Church or Find it Elsewhere

So often times I think businessmen and women knock on the door of ministry to find their place to serve. But often times when that knock is answered with the standard cookie cutter opportunities to be greeter and ushers, many can find the outlook purposeless, lacking of vision or even boring and turn elsewhere towards other opportunities outside the church.

Ralph Winter, the highly respected editor of Mission Frontiers recently said in an article (click here to read the full article), "If the level of significance of church services doesn't match the challenges of the real world, then some people will seek alternatives".

Business is exciting. It is a place where big dreams are dreamed, where teams are forged and where ideas come alive. When combined with a passion for Christ it can present one of the most significant opportunities for ministry that any businessman or woman might have ever dreamed possible. To imagine that every workday, every relationship and every business itself being used as a tool for ministry is a message that we can all hope will catch hold in every church across the country.

So lets hear from you. What has the journey been like in your church? Where do the businessmen and women find non-cookie cutter opportunities to use their passions and skills? What are some of the business and ministry opportunities you've dreamed of starting?

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posted by Justin Forman | 6.27.2008 - 5:49 PM

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