What do you need to be effective in your ministry today? Prayer of course. And a certain openness to the Spirit helps. All of us need support of a pastor or other ministry colleagues to avoid isolation and burnout. And a desire to continue to follow our callings and a belief that what we’re doing is fueled by our deep purpose helps us move through unimaginable obstacles.
I don’t want to minimize any of these foundational necessities, but I also believe we need tools—tangible tools—that we can rely on to infuse efficiency in our jobs. Practically speaking, we need tools. So, what are the tools you have come to depend on in recent years?
Most of my “go to” tools are digital. Much of what I do—webinars, presentations with PowerPoints, newsletters, and so on—are visual. That’s why I rely on these everyday tools: Canva, Unsplash, Pocket, and Zoom (of course).
These are not the only tools that I use in my ministry, but these are my “day in and day out” helps that make me more efficient, and hopefully help me reach more people for the mission. I am sure there are many more tools I have yet to discover, so please share your tools with all of us. Ministry is an “us” effort. We do more for the Kingdom of God together than we could ever do alone.
Originally published on October 17, 2022 for Vibrant Faith’s Online Community - https://vibrant-faith-catalyst.mn.co/
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