Ownership in Church
Mark 9: 39-41
39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us. 41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.”
The importance of getting people involved must not be overlooked.
The disciples tried to stop the deliverance ministry because they were not part of the team. Jesus said let them be.
So here are 3 important thoughts regarding people and ownership:
- The people not engaged in the work are more likely to criticise and harm the work.
- The people who equate their success to the leader are unlikely to then harm the leader.
- The people who even do the smallest things but do it for the good of the whole are part of the team.