Book: Despise Not Small Beginnings, The Road to Authentic Church Leadership
Author: Troy Logan
This book discusses ministry leadership especially focusing on small churches and ministries.
To me, ministry is not confined to churches, synagogues, or temples. I think to minister, as the definition suggests, is about helping and serving others and the community in which you live or are connected.
Reading this book helped me to solidify the thoughts of my own calling to acting, writing, and producing. My gifts and talents are not just for me. My gifts are to help facilitate a connection, a bond to those around me; and to help others reach their goals as well as my own.
Quick Sidebar: The greatest part about the human experience is connection. The ability we humans have to find, if we are looking, commonality with one another. We crave connection. A part of being connected is being seen and acknowledged by one another. From personal experience, the lack of acknowledgement and connection in my home as a child caused for me to behave in a less than “nice” manner in my teenage years. Luckily for me, I learned to channel my energies into more productive activities and work.
The author Troy Logan writes about the importance of training (page 17), having the proper and attitude and humility (pages 54-55), and 3 things to remember when building and maintaining a ministry (page 65), which are:
1. You are not alone,
2. You have what it takes, and
3. God will send you the resources you need.
This book is concise and easy to read. I am grateful of the wisdom written in the pages. As the title clearly states: Despise not small beginnings because frankly everyone has to start somewhere.
Alright now, I want to hear from you. What small step are you taking toward your dream today? Tell me in the comments below.
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