Don’t let a day go by that you don’t express gratitude for those that have made an impact in your life. There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.” -John C. Maxwell
We are blessed at Church Doctor Ministries to get to work great people in ministry. Over the last year we’ve experienced the amazing transformational power of God working in the churches we serve but also within our own ministry team. The last few years have been challenging for those who serve in para-church ministries. Many didn’t make it through the downturn in the economy and those that did have had to cut back on staff teams dramatically just to survive.
We had to dig deep and change who we are as individuals and who we are as a ministry team. We have worked with churches doing the same thing. All for a common purpose – so those who are lost and away from Christ may come to know him, his teachings, and share those teachings with others.
To get down to it, we’re thankful God has and continues to make it laser sharp clear to us our mission. “The transformational change of the Christian Church toward the effective implementation of the Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all peoples.”
We’re not into programs or supporting the status quo and just maintaining the local church. We believe the local church should, through visible spiritual formation and discipleship practices, be the hope and light the world needs today.
Today we thank our staff team, Jason, Jon, Joshua, Josh, Olive, Dennis, Carol and our associates, coaches, and consultants; specifically, Rupert and Chrysanne for their active support, willingness to change and be examples of transformation and leadership growth.
We are also thankful to all of those who are partners, vendors, and service providers to us. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of your products and services.
It is with great thanks and gratitude we celebrate our donors and prayer partners. You are the ones who truly help us “dig the well” and we thank God for each of you.
These are just a few of the things we are thankful for in ministry; God’s clear mission for us, teams willing to change and adapt, prayer and support partners, and most of all the churches we get to work with.
What are you thankful for in ministry this year?