By Bill Allison
The Biggest Lie in Ministry
The words we use are full of connotations.
Would you rather buy a "pre-owned" car or a "used" car? See what I mean? It's the same car, but, depending on which words are used, the connotation is different.
While I love the concept of someone freely giving their time and talents to serve without pay, the term "volunteer," when used in ministry, often seems to carry a connotation of "second best" or "not really that important."
I can't tell you how many times I've heard a wonderful, committed, effective non-paid servant in a ministry refer to him or herself as "just a volunteer." For whatever reason, non-paid workers in the church have subconsciously picked up on the very unbiblical connotation that they are " just volunteers."
This should bother us because it's a big, fat lie.Why? Go here to continue reading...
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