Ministry Leadership is the exercise of serving and equipping people within a community in such a way that those people live for Jesus: Ministry leadership is not content to merely exist, but desires to see people grow in relationship and connection with their Creator. So ministry leadership wants people to live for Jesus more passionately and sacrificially through Christ-likeness in obedience to God in the embrace of God’s grace as Christ’s witnesses empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the life-changing message of the cross:
a. More passionately: Living for Jesus implies the relational reality of a continually deepening passion of relationship that occurs through spiritual disciplines such as devotion to prayer, the experience of serving others and the expression of adoration for God.
b. And sacrificially: Living for Jesus also implies emulating the sacrificial purpose and lifestyle of Jesus. So ministry leadership seeks to equip people to live sacrificially through Christ-likeness in obedience to God and in the confident assurance that those who approach God with a sacrificial heart will live in the embrace of God’s grace.
c. As Christ’s witnesses: Passion and sacrifice are essential to the nature of living for Jesus because such a life becomes a witness. Gratefully, people are not left to fend passionately and sacrificially on their own, but are instead empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the life-changing message of the cross to the world.