#128: Four Ministry Myths You Might Still Believe

Search the term, “full-time ministry” online and you will get all sorts of articles and resources about what full time ministry is all about, how to transition into full time ministry or what it takes to lives in effective full time ministry. The problem is, “full time ministry” is not even found in the Bible. The term “ministry” is, but somewhere along the line, we added “full time” to distinguish a certain group. But is that really what God intended?

What is ministry? What does the word ministry actually speak of? Most people cannot even give you a decent definition or meaning of the word. Unfortunately, we have developed a system of thinking and living surrounding ministry that may be causing people to miss out on the big calling and mission that is on their own life.

What is your ministry? Each believer has a call on their life to minister and effectively walk out a ministry calling, but are we actually equipping people to do this? Is today’s church really equipping people in their personal calling? Is that even a priority? 

Find out in today’s episode how you may be missing out on the divine purpose for your life because we don’t understand what ministry encompasses and how to walk in an effective understanding of where God has placed us.

See how your passion and desires can actually be a part of the grand calling of ministry that is over your life.

We want to address some big myths that people still believe and it’s preventing us from impacting our world with more effectiveness.


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Four Ministry Myths You Might Still Believe

In this episode, Mark will share an overall story of following what ministry has been on his life. 

We also spend some time talking about the current election cycle and the new transition of leadership in government.

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Four Ministry Myths

Myth #1: Ministry is only certain sacred events or moments.

  • We divide sacred and secular, but fail to see the sacred that can be present in everything. 
  • We see only certain things as “ministry” but not many others
  • What is the definition of ministry?
  • What should full time ministry be defined as?

Myth #2: All believers are not in full time ministry.

  • You became a believer, you have now entered the world of full-time ministry.
  • This mindset, has cultivated a very poor image of who we are and what we are made for.
  • We think only a certain group of people are called to ministry and should do ministry.

Myth #3: People in full time ministry are pastors and platform based people.

  • That is only a small percentage of what ministry is all about.
  • The need to see where you are as your ministry base.

Myth #4: Everyone does not need to be equipped for their own personal calling.

  • Is the church’s mission to only build the organization’s mission or to equip the people for their particular calling in this world. 
  • Are we holding people or sending people?
  • Seeing your place of passion, talent and gifting is your ministry
  • You should be launched! Sent!

Question: As you listen to this episode, what myths or hinderances do you see in the subject of full time ministry?

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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