Restoring Passion in Your Ministry

Collection of thoughts by Leon Freitag

1) Never forget the Great Commission.

Why are you doing what you are doing?  The Great Commission is our motivation.
Every person has an eternal soul which will spend eternity in heaven or hell.  This means
every child, every teenager, and every adult walking on the face of this earth has an
eternal destiny.  We have been commissioned to affect their destiny.

2)  Never allow your calling to stalemate.

-What are you doing to enrich yourself and your ministry?  Praying in the Spirit, reading books that challenge and meditation are the coals of fire that keep us fresh and relevant. What flows into our life affects what flows out.  Allow the springs of the Spirit to flow into your soul.  

3)  Never become perfunctory in what you do.

-If you can do it without a fresh anointing, you will reap the temporal not the eternal.
Even the most elementary hearer can tell whether it is fresh from God or just warmed up left overs.  Less of the Spirit means more of the flesh, which do we want to leave with people?  I have met many eloquent speakers in my day but only a few touched my spirit.  People will be quick to forget the words we speak, but will remember for years the Spirit’s anointing

4) Never place a program over people.

If success of a program is more important to us than people than we will continue to have
ideas but no one will be listening.  It is only the anointed gospel which transcends time.  All methods have a shelf life.  With that being said, there are good ideas and bad ideas, so choose wisely on what you are hinging your ministry.

Leon Freitag – AG superintendent ND district.

Brother Freitag and his wife Diane are the superintendent’s of the ND District Assembly of God. Julie and I are ordained with the North Dakota district.


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