Mark Driscoll on Ministry

This from Mark Driscoll’s blog:

In what ways should a pastor view their ministry?

  • Ministry is your fourth priority after being a Christian, husband, and father.
  • Ministry is your job, not your life.
  • God rewards faithfulness, not just fruitfulness.
  • Your salvation and righteousness are gifts from Jesus and not contingent upon your performance.
  • If you do not Sabbath, God will impose a Sabbath upon you.
  • A series of sprints, with nine natural breaks out of the pulpit, rather than a marathon.
    1. First Sunday of the Year (January)
    2. Daylight Savings Day (March)
    3. Mother’s Day (May)
    4. Memorial Day (May)
    5. Father’s Day (June)
    6. Fourth of July (July)
    7. Labor Day Weekend (September)
    8. Thanksgiving (November)
    9. Week after Christmas (December)
  • Jesus is the Senior Pastor and the church is His

Do you agree with Him on these points?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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