Church people often forget that the church building and its resources belong to God and are to be used for the building up of the kingdom.
There are seven days in a week, which is 168 hours, 10,080 minutes and 604,800 seconds. Most places of worship only open for a few hours a week. Due to lack of accessibility, there are many missed opportunities to reach and serve people.
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the United States. This number includes public charities, private foundations, and other types of agencies, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations, and civic leagues.
Why is this so important? The church body as a whole lacks ministries that are efficient and effective. There are so many pastors and church leaders who are asked daily about the use of facilities and properties and too often the answer is “no” or “no right now”.
Children of God who have ministries need the support of local churches. However, when support is not forthcoming, they are pushed to form non-profit organizations that do the work the church should be doing and that already have platforms in place for ministries.
Evangelism ministries come in so many different guises to effectively help, support, educate and evangelize people for the glory of God.
For the past decade, Unity Christian Fellowship Church in Pine Bluff has offered free financial education classes every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the glory of God. Financial education and planning promote financial stability for individuals, families and entire communities.
The more people know about credit and banking, the more likely they are to increase their savings, buy a home, and improve their financial health and well-being. The ministry uses and shares your God-given ability, that grace that our Father instilled in all of His children.
“For by the grace that has been given to me, I say to each one of you: Do not esteem yourselves higher than you should, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the faith that God has distributed to each of you.” (Romans 12:3)
Life Class will help individuals create change in their lives by helping them develop the social skills needed to get and keep a job. Life courses tackle the root causes of why most people are unable to keep a job, find a job, and deal with the day-to-day problems of life.
Taking initiative may be the most important thing a person can do to succeed in life and at work. We should always take the initiative to seek God first in our lives (Prov. 3:5-7, St. Matt. 6:33). They want workers who can think for themselves and find ways to make the most of their time. Stewardship is taking care of what God has given you.
Interpersonal skills involve the use of skills such as active listening, tone of voice, delegation, and leadership. It is important that you communicate well with someone and that you behave or carry yourself well.
The term “interpersonal skills” is often used in business contexts to refer to the measure of a person’s ability to function within business organizations, at home, in church, and in the community through the communication and social interactions.
The process of working together with a group of people to achieve a goal is teamwork. Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, doing their best under all circumstances.
Think positively. (Prov. 23:7) Respect what others contribute to the work that God has called the Church to do.
Anthony Armstrong is senior pastor at Unity Christian Fellowship Church in Pine Bluff.
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