I have a plan. One star ministries.
I saw many little cloud icons representing groups of
When I heard this I immediately
understood what the Lord meant. In our QW Class, we
have several groups based on different areas of interest
and the graphic icon is the following graphic. I
noticed that the Lord said ONE star ministrieS ... it
was a riddle combining the word one with plural. For
too many years ministries were based upon a one man
band, one star ministries on platforms. This lead to
hero worship and stumbling stones. The Lord is wanting
to make many ministries as ONE.
In the QW class I have chosen to
set it up like a prophetic round table, where everyone's
gifts are welcome and we learn from Jesus through
sitting at the feet of one another. Everyone has a
gift, a unique set of experiences, preparation and
learning that has value. We encourage one another to
share and we have much feedback in regards to rhema and
growing in our gifts. Although I do some teaching and
give prophetic exercises to stir our gifts, I mostly
facilitate and share along side of others. There is no
way I could do it all myself, but as I lean on the Lord,
I can see He is working among us and blessing us as He
draws each of us to share what He gives.
Years ago when my young son and I went to a different
church to see their Easter drama. It turned out they’d
had it the prior night.
service started with a 40 member choir, 15 member band,
plus the keyboardist playing an electric piano. She was
also the leader of the choir and band. The sound man,
or maybe her, had the piano turned up so loud that we
literally could not hear any of the choir or the band!
That is loud!
At least I
would get to hear their new pastor. He handed out a
simple 3 point message on little notebook inserts. The
audience was to fill in the missing blanks. I carefully
filled in the blanks with my son watching. Later, on
the way out to the car I asked him if he was ready.
"Ready for what Mom?"
me the 3 points of the sermon." [At the time I could
remember the first and the last point, but not the
middle one. I thought he might refresh my memory.]
dutifully stated point one very well. Then he skipped
the middle point and kind of blurry/hurry stated point
3. I told him I couldn't remember the middle point
either. He said. “Oh that's easy! Don't play the piano
and try to sing at the same time!"
are doing all the ministry, you are failing. You need
to reproduce it in others. The 5 fold ministry is to
equip the SAINTS to do the ministry.”
WORD TO PONDER: LEADER’S
given you an excellent model of how not to lead.
Sometimes I open your ears to watch the fruits of
negative role models in the same way I do positive
ones. These are not for you to criticize or judge, but
merely for you to acknowledge and then grow. When I open
your ears to see mistakes in leadership, it’s because I
want you to learn from them so you don’t have to repeat
the same mistakes when it is your turn to lead.
leader is there to support and equip others to do the
work of the ministry. If the leader is a one man band
and carries the whole load upon his or her own
shoulders, it is not only overbearing and controlling,
but it reveals their nakedness and shame. A good leader
does not take over, but in humility presents an
introduction, then allows the Holy Spirit within My
people to minister and do the work.
responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work
and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we
come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's
Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord,
measuring up to the full stature of Christ.” (Eph