3 Practices to Endure in Ministry

Host Tony Merida teams back up with Matt Carter, Send Network’s Vice President of Mobilization, to discuss the rhythms and patterns that have helped them thrive in ministry, as well as in their personal health and families. Tune in to discover why your earliest days in ministry are so significant and how you can reclaim your days for the sake of God-honoring endurance.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What it means to be faithful to Jesus Christ until the end
  • Why the full armor of God is necessary for each new day
  • How eschatology impacts your day-to-day living
  • What your heart may be telling you about your overall health as a planter
  • What you should prioritize as your first business of the day!

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

I think we forget that we have an enemy who is studying us and has an intentional, thoughtful scheme on how to take us out. This is not some weird, nebulous enemy. – Matt Carter

Part of endurance is surrounding yourself with men who have proximity to you. Pray for folks that you can give permission to speak into your life and who will help you grow in Christ along the way. – Matt Carter

Unfortunately, eschatology has made people fanatical rather than faithful. But the goal is to remember that we’re going to see Jesus Christ and that it impacts the present moment. – Tony Merida

Your people are going to want access to you, so you’ve got to set the culture with your family, your staff, and your church that your time management is a priority from day one. – Matt Carter

Instead of going straight into critique mode or problem-solving mode, start looking for evidences of grace first. Consider how you can see God working. – Tony Merida

Somehow, we’ve envisioned a personal holiness that’s separate from our relationships with our wives, but part of what it means to live a godly life is to cultivate a healthy, thriving marriage. – Tony Merida

Published February 29, 2024

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