You may be the only Jesus men see
By Steve Nailor
Ponder these key questions:
- When you picture a church what does it look like?
- When you are in ministry what does that look like?
The mission of the General Commission and the National Association of Conference Presidents is to “Help men know Christ, so others may know Christ.”
You may be the only Jesus some people see.
Do others see Christ in you?
Are you joyous, kind, enthusiastic, patient, and filled with love toward others?
Our mission is to build relationships that will last. If you want men to connect to each other, they first must see that you or someone truly cares about them. Do you spend time with them? Do you try to find out what they need? Do you encourage them?
Is Christ recognizable when men see you and talk with you?
When I picture church, I see God working with groups of men. The fruits of the spirit are developed and shared with others. The last, the least, and the lost are served.
Jesus said, he did not come here to be served, but to serve.
Sometimes we sit next to another person for years without ever trying to find out his needs or trying to find ways to serve him.
Our job as leaders is to create space and opportunities to help others grow in Christ.
We are called to step out in His name seeking His guidance and wisdom.
What does church look like to you?
Do others see Jesus in you?
Steve Nailor, president
National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men