Most important ministry in churches


Ed Stetzer, researcher with LifeWay, has posted a blog about what pastors state as the most important ministries in a church. I didn’t really find anything all that shocking, but it is good to see a statistical breakdown and it made me think about what I consider the most important ministry of a church.

Good children’s ministry brings in kids and families. Good missions impacts a community. Good Bible study deepens people’s faith. Good preaching keeps people awake…and it helps them learn and apply. Good worship honors God and honestly just feels so good. Good prayer – contemplative time with God – draws us closer to Him.

The post also states the top five ministries that are critical to the mission, future health and progress of a church…and first is – well, read it and find out. In last place at 13% is prayer.

Stetzer’s post is based on the SBC study “Critical Ministries and Their Leadership” written by Mark Kelly.

One Response to “Most important ministry in churches”

  1. Do we have it upside down? « We Are Texas Baptists Says:

    […] we have it upside down? By John Yesterday Rand linked to a blog post from Ed Stetzer where Ed noted what pastors believe to be the most important […]

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