Renewal, restoration and revival can only come to the church today when the quality of ministers meets up to divine expectations. Ministers make the ministry. The church will continue to lay prostrate as long as we have incompetent, incredible, secularised, fireless, passionless, prayerless, worldly, carnal and powerless ministers leading her. The church will only move with the move of her ministers.

Today, we have ministers that are weak in every area: eye weakness; heart weakness; feet weakness, leg weakness, knee weakness, hand weakness; the more reason the church is floundering on every side. Weak ministers cannot receive the inflow of God’s power and be clean channels of His glory. It’s time to become the minister that the Holy Spirit can really flow through today like never before (Heb.12:12-13).

Scriptural Foundation for competent and credible Ministers – I Tim. 3:1-5; II Cor. 6:3-10

Minister is the general name for workers in the vineyard of the Lord. Every other name – pastor, prophet, evangelist – is encompassed by the minister. A minister means a servant, representative of a superior; someone who delivers what he or she is given; a vessel through which messages can flow in a clean, clear and conducive way, someone who has been and is still being made by Christ (II Tim. 2:19-21; II Cor. 5:18-20).

* Ministers are crucial to the plan and purpose of God

* Ministers are the ambassadors of Christ in the world

* God will not work nor move without ministers

* The life of ministers will be the ceiling for the church.

* The sins of ministers will be the sins of the church

* The spiritual quality of ministers will be the spiritual quality of the church

* When ministers are clean and pure vessels, God will flow mightily.

It has been estimated that only 5% of ministers are adequately trained for ministry. And every minister MUST have Formal, Informal and Non-Formal Training continually so as to be competent and credible in ministry. When ministers becomes what the Lord intends them to be by solid and sound training, the church will experience Healthy Growth.

Download my free Book The Impact Driven Church
Download my free Book Thy Kingdom

BOOKS BY BOLA AKIN-JOHN

  1. Fruitful and Fulfilling Ministry Today
  2. Grow the Pastor Grow the Church
  3. Sexual Purity in Leadership
  4. Money, Ministers and Ministry Today
  5. 22 Dynamic Laws of Church Growth
  6. 25 Pillars of Church Health
  7. Personal Growth Today
  8. The Loyal Associate
  9. Guest Ministers Today
  10. 120 Strategic Ways to Increase Church Attendance
  11. Quality and Quantity Growth in Churches
  12. Strategic Church Planting Today
  13. Spiritual Warfare for Dynamic Church Growth
  14. Supernatural Power, Miracles, Signs and Wonders Today
  15. Church Change
  16. The Place of Anointing and Administration in Church Growth
  17. Pulpit Power for Church Growth
  18. Daily Nourishment for Leaders
  19. Healthy Leaders Healthy Churches
  20. Anointing Alone is Not Enough
  21. 101 Ministry Lessons
  22. Healthy Home
  23. Small Middle-Size and Mega Churches
  24. How to follow well
  25. Strategic Living
  26. True success in ministry
  27. Rise and Fall of Churches / Ministries
  28. Closing the Back Door
  29. 25 Indispensable Qualities of a Competent and Credible Minister
  30. Church Growth Principles of Jesus
  31. Your Church Your Community
  32. Your Growth is Your Future
  33. Frank Talk to Men
  34. The Cell Church
  35. Our Churches and His Church
  36. How to Support & Strengthen your Pastor
  37. 101 ways to progressively kill a church
  38. The Real Man in Every Church
  39. Matured Pastor’s Wife & Female Minister
  40. Pray and Grow
  41. Short Course on Family Growth
  42. Short Course on Church Growth
  43. Short Course on Wholesome Sexuality
  44. Short Course on Financial Growth
  45. Short Course on Personal Growth
  46. Fundamental Teaching & Doctrines of the Bible
  47. With Jesus in the School of Money
  48. Holy Spirit the True Vicar of Life and Ministry
  49. Five Fold Ministry
  50. Prophet & Prophetic Ministry Today
  51. Leading your Church to Lasting Growth
  52. Your Image is Your Growth
  53. Conflict and Crisis in Ministry
  54. Thy Kingdom Come
  55. DiscipleShift Today
  56. Healthy Local Church
  57. Congregational and Cell Church Today
  58. Heart of a Christian
  59. Overseer and Senior Pastor Hand book 1
  60. Abusive Pastor Abusive Churches
  61. Church Turn-Around Strategies
  62. Pastor and People’s Price For Church Growth
  63. Fatherhood and Sonship
  64. Healthy Woman Minister
  65. Women In Church Growth Resource
  66. Kingdom Stewardship
  67. Overcome At The Gate
  68. Healthy Pastor, Dangerous Pastor
  69. Sexually Wholesome Church
  70. Healthy Pastors, Dangerous Pastor
  71. Impact-Driven Church
  72. Clergy Coupes
  73. Apostolic Ministry
  74. Evangelist Ministry
  75. Pastoral Ministry
  76. Prophetic Ministry
  77. Teaching Ministry
  78. Your Church Can Grow in a Healthy Way
  79. Real Men Resource
  80. Strong Christian, Strong Christian
  81. Planting Disciples-Making Church
  82. Front and back Door of Your Church
  83. Discipleship Process Recourse
  84. True Biblical Church Growth is still Possible
  85. Daily Nourishment 2
  86. Reaching and Disciplining Children and Youth in today’s Church
  87. Eschatology and Kingdom Teaching Resource
  88. I Can’t Breathe