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Gospel Ministry Should Be Collaborative, Rather Than Competitive (via John Stevens)

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This article contrasts ‘aces’ with ‘average’ pastors and observes the pitfalls of trying to normalise the achievements of the gifted at the cost of marginalising the efforts of the ordinary.
From the post:

We need to repent of jealousy and envy of others in our ministries, and to avoid glorifying their achievements and comparing ourselves to them. Gospel ministry should be a collaborative, rather than competitive, activity as we all work together to build the kingdom of God. We can all too easily be envious of others’ greater gifting or the easier context in which they are labouring. We can even fall into a historical envy that leads us to wish we had been working in an earlier era of greater gospel progress, or which mistakenly assumes that the results of the past would be replicated in the present if only we adopted their methodologies.

Read the whole post at John Stevens.

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