Yesterday at the farm I had the chance to see this newborn (he was very newborn, as in still wet..) baby calf. When he got up he was still wobbly, and mama cow was very protective. This got me thinking about how things should operate in the church when we start new ministries and works:
1. Birthing a new ministry is messy and often painful. Prepare for it. Deal with it accordingly.
2. A new ministry needs extra protection at those early stages, then, when it’s time, let it do what it’s designed to do.
3. A new ministry may be “cute and attractive”, but a healthy, mature ministry can often be more productive, despite not being as “cute”.
4. Growth of a ministry takes time and patience. There are NO shortcuts.
What do you think that we can learn from this little calf about ministry?