Here’s my email to Elders/Deacons at Crestview on 9/17/13:
In Tripp’s Dangerous Calling, Chapter 10 “Mediocrity,” we’re called to levels of ministry excellence because of who God is and the awe that He deserves. Tripp’s contention is mediocrity isn’t so much about this or that resource or the latest and greatest things, but “Ministry mediocrity in any form is always an issue of the heart. If this describes you, then run in humble confession to your Savior and embrace the grace that has the power to rescue you from you and, in so doing, to give you back your awe.” Our service and ministry aren’t what define us. We’re defined by the relationship that God has initiated toward us in the Gospel.
Today, then, take a look at your service in the church, your labors, your works, and be honest, does this reflect the awe that your heart feels before God? Might it be that you need your awe rekindled? Grace is found at God’s throne and it’s a merciful grace there for every moment. Let’s collectively run there to find Him today and have our ministry hearts recalibrated.
Running there with you…