This book addresses what may be the most important and yet most
unexamined presupposition related to ministry today defining success.
Secular values beckon us to adopt the world’s way of thinking linked to
most everything we do, and often we conform to cultural norms without
even knowing it. There is the continual push for higher and greater
results. When we idolize results that we think please Him, we actually
fail to exhibit the obedience He asks of us.
So what should ministry look like? Jesus instructs us to follow Him.
When we do we find ten characteristics from Christ¹s earthly ministry
that are also evident in the early church. We call this the kingdom
path. This book points the way and invites each and every reader to
make the choice to take it.
If this sounds oversimplified to you, candidly, we think we are the
ones who have complicated things. Remember, Jesus recruited ordinary,
mostly uneducated people and gave them basic instructions. He used
words like “follow,” “trust,” and “obey.” Are we following His clear instructions?
When we pursue the kingdom path, then fruitfulness, or kingdom
outcomes, are the by-product. The kingdom path is the only path that
leads to kingdom outcomes.