Turn it Into Gold

We’ve all heard the old phrase “Everything you touch turns to gold,” right?

Well, not actually gold… but something even more profitable.

In the world of the local church, most pastors or ministry leaders have to wear different hats. In my personal case, I oversee multiple ministries in our church, such as the worship, production, and media ministries. Because we all wear so many hats, it’s sometimes hard for us to become excellent at all of them. Here is a 4-step procedure that you can take to make something extremely valuable while wearing other ministry hats.

1. Find out where the gold is at. You can’t turn a mundane ministry into something extremely valuable unless you know where to take it. Plan out your short term and long term plans for the ministry, release the vision to your team, and move on to step #2.

2. Find the perfect prospecting tools. Sometimes, you can’t do a ministry right unless you have the right resources. I’m not saying you need the latest 4k camera or the $3,000 guitar, but make sure you provide yourself with the right equipment to get the job done.

3. Dig, dig, and dig. And dig some more. Turning a ministry into something great is not an easy task. There will be hurt, struggle, conflict, and division, but if you keep your eyes on the end prize (which should always be spectacular ministry in Jesus’ name), God will grant you the right vision and open doors to take your ministry to the next level.

4. Don’t stop the first time you find gold. Once you get good at something, it’s hard to decline back down to where you were. Once you feel like you have found that “gold” status in one particular ministry, move on to another ministry and start the gold-finding process all over again.

These are four simple steps you can take to make something mundane to profitable.  I hope they can be an encouragement to you and your ministry.