For the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of spending 3 amazing days with a group of pastors, teachers, and people in itinerant ministry.
The event is called MinistryMind.
I created MinistryMind to encourage and equip those who minister Jesus Christ.
MinistryMind is NOT a conference. It’s a Mastermind group specifically for those who preach and teach God’s Word.
Here are 4 things I’ve learned from these unique gatherings:
1) When people are seriously focused and prepared for a task, God can do remarkable things. Everyone was serious about the event. Each minister was well prepared to present and ask their “hot seat” question. We kept to a tight schedule and everyone was on time for every step.
2) When people in ministry are emptied of their pride, there is harmony and unity. There were no theological beat downs or doctrinal sword fights. No juvenile one-upmanship. And no homicides! In fact, there was no conflict at all. Here was a group of people who left their religious masks at home (something I asked them to do in a pre-event phone call), and we all showed up as empty vessels eager to learn from the Lord and from one another. To behold that kind of spirit among ministers today is about as rare as spotting chicken molars!
3) When people are ready to learn from one another, putting away their fear of the unknown, God can teach them. Before our event, I never met any of the people who attended and neither did any of the others. It was a “blind date” for all of us, so to speak. But as soon as we had our initial “Meet & Greet” dinner together, everyone was put at ease. We all touched a common spirit among us. The Spirit of Jesus.
4) When a diverse group of people share their hearts, there is fullness. Diversity is a sign of fullness, so says 1 Corinthians 12. I was impressed with the diversity in the group. Diverse in age, diverse in background, diverse in ministry, diverse in experience, diverse in personality. But the mix worked like magic.
*** If you’re involved in ministry of any kind, click here to JOIN THE WAIT LIST for our next MinistryMind Gathering. Invitations are only by email through the wait list. ***
Again: It’s open to both men and women.