A high standard of Christian service is what brings about success in ministry.
Matthew 5:47 asks the question “What do ye more than others?”
The answer to that question is an indication of where you can fit into in the body of Christ, and perform at your peak.
Requirements for Peak Performance in Christian Service
- Seek the glory of God: Be less concerned with your right but be more concerned with your responsibilities.
- Servant Mentality: Have a servant mentality when it comes to serving the Lord.
- Image: See yourself as a servant of God, his word and a servant of the church.
- The Cost: Be willing to pay the price. Be the first to come and the last to leave.
- Quality: Be quality controlled and driven. Quality in service is never an accident, it is a result of intelligent effort.
- Extras: Be prepared to go the extra mile. Going extra will give extra revelation, extra grace and extra privileges.
- Accountability: Cultivate the habit of record keeping and report writing.
The Result of Peak Performance in Christian Service
Exodus 1: 7 reveals the indicators of peak performance in Christian service. “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.”
- Fruitfulness (productive output)
- Increase (vertical and horizontal growth)
- Abundance (surplus surprises)
- Multiplication (continuous improvement)
- Waxing exceedingly mighty (strong and powerful)
- The land will be filled with them(break throughs, break evens and breaking boundaries)
- Instruction in Righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
- Meditation. (To take care of something so as to be able to perform it.)
- Passion. (Be passionate in your service.)
- Give way. (Accommodate change and correction.)
- Rejoice in your service and be recognised for holiness.
- Be tolerant with people and situations.
- Have the attitude that will take you to the next level(humility, gentleness etc.)
- Teaching ability (passing on your knowledge to others)
- Not neglecting your duty post. John20:21-24
Adapted from the Church Management training notes of Region 2 of MFM UK.