david santistevan


The Pitfalls of “Professional” Ministry

What do you do when your profession is something spiritual? Are you a preacher? Do you lead worship? Are you a missionary? While it is important to lead and do ministry with excellence, the ‘professionalism’ of the ministry has the potential to destroy its power. Think about it:

  • What characterizes the best preachers? Not just the best speaker but the speaker most consumed by the Gospel.
  • What characterizes the best worship leaders? Not the most skilled musician/singer but a person passionately in love with Jesus.

While we do need the elements of talent and professionalism, don’t lose your heart. The world needs lives set on fire by the Gospel of Jesus.

Worship leader, in the hustle and bustle of weekly church life, don’t lose your quiet place of worship, tears, and intimacy with Jesus. Preacher, don’t allow the Gospel to become a secondary priority. Allow your heart to be constantly ravished by its glory.


November 11, 2008 - Posted by | Worship


  1. Well said. Excellent post.

    Comment by Benjamin Davis | November 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks bro.

    Comment by santahara | November 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. Great stuff bro! : )

    Comment by Matt Brown | November 14, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thanks, Matt. Appreciate the comments.

    Comment by santahara | November 14, 2008 | Reply

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