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11 April 2012

A Time To Say, "No"?

Sometimes we're presented with "ministry opportunities" that could more accurately be described as "busy work." Other times we have chances to engage in things that give us joy and enable us to share Jesus with people, help them, etc.

But what about activities or opportunities that fall into a gray area? By this I mean things that are generally "good" but are outside our calling or our area of passion. Or these could be activities that would help others in their areas of ministry, but we don't see eye to eye on the "how" or the "why" of the activity.

For instance, some people don't feel that the practice of door-to-door evangelism is a good thing. Would it be right for them to go with a friend to knock on doors in the neighborhood when, even though they love to share the Gospel, they genuinely disagree with the method?

What do you generally regard as a "ministry opportunity"? What criteria do you use for deciding whether or not to be a part of such an opportunity?

By the way, this post is NOT about the "rightness" or "wrongness" of door-to-door evangelism. That was only one example. Other examples might be keeping children for a special event or taking food to the homeless. Use your imagination.


John King said...

Those or have mental issues never get any help....

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