Friday, May 22, 2009

Master, or Pastor?

Many in the corporate church today struggle with the call to ministry working in conjunction with submission to authority. There are horror stories of how leadership may have hindered many potential leaders by "cursing" the ministries those who feel a need to venture outside of the four walls of the church. Reports abound of dance ministers leaving congregations after being told that "dance does not win souls."

On the other hand, there are some in the ministry of movement who desire to move out before the set time. We must each have a system of accountability in place, first to God. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish! Before joining ourselves to an overseer, we must consult the Lord and not be led by emotions or perceived opportunity. The questions become, "Do we follow the Master (Jesus) or our Pastor? Is it possible for us to do both?"

Elder Christopher A. Bourne will navigate the healing process for the movement minister to be able to escape the hindrances that try to divide the flock from the Shepherd. He will provide insight, wisdom, and perspective as a Pastor who supports and understands the arts ministries.

If you want to share in this wisdom, make plans to attend DANCE MINISTRY DETOX July 16th-18th in Las Vegas, NV.

Or call (877) 420-4777 for additional information.

"Master, or Pastor?"
Workshop Instructor: Elder Christopher Bourne
Pastor, Bethlehem COCH

Jeremiah 3:15
And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Ezekiel 34:12
As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

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