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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ministry: Fun Factor vs. Fear Factor

CongasWayne Cordiero writes...

God gives us tons of opportunities in life; times when we have a choice to do it or not, to charge or stay the safe route, for life or for abundant life. Go for it! Charge it all the way!

Last weekend I played the congas with the band on stage. I don’t know how to play those things! But I did anyway.

Of course, I have a little musical experience and less rhythm (smile!) so I had a general idea of what I was doing. But I could’ve been afraid and never tried it. Life would’ve gone on just fine… except that I would never have had so much fun!

Too many times we (especially in ministry) play to the “Fear Factor.” We’re afraid to do something new. We fear failing, we fear falling on our faces, we fear messing up. That’s when we need to remember the “Fun Factor”!

Make sure you’re still having fun in ministry. Keep it alive, fresh, even (gasp!) edgy! And replace the typical “fear factor” for a much more refreshing “fun factor”!

Go bongo on congas!

[from Wayne's blog "Mentoring at a Distance"

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Well, I tell you one thing... This is one old boy who is not scared to do something new for the Lord... You can ask my wife... You never know what I will do or what I'll say... Of course I am clean about it though..

Posted by: Jeff Ruble | Jun 13, 2006 6:48:47 PM

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