Get To vs. Guilted To

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  1. September 18, 2013

    […] 1,300 didn’t just serve, they served with complete passion. They served because they got to, not because they were guilted to.  It was an amazing, humbling thing to see hundreds lined up at 7:30 AM, waiting in an incredibly […]

  2. January 27, 2014

    […] serve not because the church needs you to, but because you need to. Pastors are pretty infamous for pleading according to need: “If you don’t sign up to […]

  3. April 26, 2017

    […] As leaders, we have to reject the idea of promoting one ministry over another. I’ve been a part of plenty of churches where staff members would (gasp!) steal people from someone else’s ministry. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve done it myself a time or two (or 168…not that I’m keeping track). But in a healthy church, pastors promote ministries that aren’t necessarily their own. They understand that people should serve from passion, not from pushing. They know that servants serve best when their wiring and their hiring are in alignment. They get the fact that people would rather serve because they get to, not because they’re guilted to. […]

  4. August 21, 2018

    […] people who will say yes to those things. You’re usually one impassioned pulpit plea away from guilting someone into doing whatever you need at the […]

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