Ministry quotes

  • Indeed, your scars may be your greatest ministry. Just as the scars of Jesus convinced Thomas, perhaps your scars will convince someone today.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Christian #Jesus #Ministry

  • My ministry's always been one of social activism. I think a responsible minister must be at some levels involved in the social order.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Thinking #Order #Ministry

  • In short, apostolic movement involves a radical community of disciples, centered on the lordship of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit, built squarely on a fivefold ministry, organized around mission where everyone (not just professionals) is considered an empowered agent, and tends to be decentralized in organizational structure.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Jesus #Community #Ministry

  • If a can opener no longer has the capacity to open cans, what is it?
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Ministry #Capacity

  • I felt that one of the things God impressed on me was that I needed to start a nonprofit corporation, so that any money that came my way, whether it was an honorarium, a book sale or a gift, would go into a nonprofit ministry.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Book #Ministry #Nonprofits

  • Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest cannot carry out that priestly ministry.
    -- Arthur Middleton

    #Forever #Doe #Ministry

  • [P]rogress, however, has not sufficiently infiltrated the Interior Ministry, affording protection to those who participated in the Bytyqi murders and other egregious Milosevic-era crimes.
    -- Avis Bohlen

    #Ministry #Eras #Murder

  • I am looking forward to even greater healings and miracles in my ministry.
    -- Benny Hinn

    #Healing #Miracle #Ministry

  • The world's favorite verb is 'get'. The verb of the Christian is 'give'
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Giving #Ministry

  • Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Bridges #Ministry

  • Ministry of Disturbance, a regulated source of annoyance; a destroyer of routine; an underminer of complacency.
    -- C. D. Darlington

    #Routine #Ministry #Complacency

  • Worship is our first or foundational ministry. It is not our only ministry, but the one that all other spheres of ministry should be built upon.
    -- Carl Tuttle

    #Ministry #Firsts #Spheres

  • God forbid that I should ever teach any adaptation of the Gospel. But I contend that we may serve it up in any sort of dish that will induce the people to partake of it
    -- Catherine Booth

    #People #May #Ministry

  • All the hope of our ministry lies in the Spirit of God operating on the spirits of men.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Lying #Men #Ministry

  • Whatever call a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Christian #Men #Ministry

  • Always have a book to read, instead of indulging in vain conversation. Strive to learn English....Remember this, that you cannot commit some loved sin in private, and perform the work of the ministry in public, with facility and acceptance.
    -- Christmas Evans

    #Book #Acceptance #Ministry

  • If you want to reach people nobody is reaching, you've got to do things nobody is doing
    -- Craig Groeschel

    #People #Ministry #Want

  • There will come a time when the Ministry of Health is the only Ministry we can afford to have and we still won't be able to afford the Ministry of Health
    -- Dalton McGuinty

    #Ministry #Care #Able

  • I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Father #Challenges #Ministry

  • Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Faith #Three #Ministry

  • From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Faith #Ministry #Faith Based

  • Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Ministry #Debt #Finance

  • If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!
    -- Dwight L. Moody

    #Children #Compassion #Ministry

  • All over the world today, not just in the totalitarian countries, assiduous functionaries in Ministries of Truth are clubbing history dumb and rendering language insensible.
    -- E. L. Doctorow

    #Country #Dumb #Ministry

  • The stairway to the ministry is not a grand staircase but a back stairwell that leads down to the servants’ quarters.
    -- Edmund Clowney

    #Ministry #Quarters #Staircases

  • Relevance is not a substitute for the Gospel, but an entry point for it
    -- Edward John Carnell

    #Ministry #Substitutes #Relevance

  • Astronomy is something like the ministry. No one should go into it without a call. I got that unmistakable call, and I know that even if I were second-rate or third-rate, it was astronomy that mattered.
    -- Edwin Powell Hubble

    #Space #Ministry #Astronomy

  • This is the ministry and its work--not to drill hearts and minds and consciences into right forms of thought and mental postures, but to guide to the living God who speaks.
    -- Frederick William Robertson

    #Heart #Mind #Ministry

  • Nothing is more needed among preachers today than that we should have the courage to shake ourselves free from the thousand and one trivialities in which we are asked to waste our time and strength, and resolutely return to the apostolic ideal which made necessary the office of the diaconate. We must resolve that we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the Word.
    -- G. Campbell Morgan

    #Prayer #Office #Ministry

  • The wall of silence in the Interior Ministry, which protects those who are widely believed to have ordered this and similar crimes, remains intact.
    -- Garry Robbins

    #Wall #Silence #Ministry

  • Remove the centrality-of-Jesus-Christ message from ministry and meetings, and you can forget church life or organic meetings. He must be the center of everything...not in lip service, but in the dynamic experiential whole.
    -- Gene Edwards

    #Jesus #Church #Ministry

  • The absolute goal of vision for ministry is to glorify God.
    -- George Barna

    #Goal #Vision #Ministry

  • One I've been passionately committed to, of course, is women's ministry; I believe solidly in it as a Gospel issue and we've found our way through that.
    -- George Carey

    #Believe #Issues #Ministry

  • Hmm. Petty? Yes. Ineffectual? Yes. Infuriating and off-putting? Yes. Counterproductive? Yes. It's got to be a product of the French Foreign Ministry.
    -- Glenn Reynolds

    #Ministry #Politics #Infuriating

  • He turns our weaknesses into His opportunities
    -- Graham Kendrick

    #Opportunity #Weakness #Ministry

  • One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be.
    -- Harold J. Warner

    #Relationship #Jobs #Ministry

  • The true character of ministry is a servants heart.
    -- Harold J. Warner

    #Heart #Character #Ministry

  • Ministry is not about where you are or where you go, it is about where He is.
    -- Heidi Baker

    #Compassion #Ministry #Where You Are

  • Ministry is simply about loving the person in front of you.
    -- Heidi Baker

    #Ministry #Persons

  • If ministry is not about compassion and passion, let it die.
    -- Heidi Baker

    #Passion #Compassion #Ministry

  • Ministry is being one of theses sent out ones, a labourer of love.
    -- Heidi Baker

    #Compassion #Ministry #Thesis

  • Ministry in no way is a privilege...it is the core of the Christian life. No Christian is a Christian without being a minister.
    -- Henri Nouwen

    #Christian #Ministry #Way

  • The mystery of ministry is that we have been chosen to make our own limited and very conditional love the gateway for the unlimited and unconditional love of God.
    -- Henri Nouwen

    #Unconditional Love #Ministry #Mystery

  • When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ, nor of his will for my life,
    -- Henrietta Mears

    #Thinking #Ministry #World

  • It stands, essentially, for the application of increased energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics.
    -- Hjalmar Schacht

    #Effort #Energy #Ministry

  • A ministry of power must be the fruit of a holy, peaceful, loving intimacy with the Lord.
    -- Horatius Bonar

    #Peaceful #Ministry #Fruit

  • You focus on the depth of your relationship [with God]; let Him determine the scope of your ministry
    -- Howard G. Hendricks

    #Focus #Depth #Ministry

  • The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
    -- Isaac

    #Christian #Ministry #Worst

  • I pray because I am real clear that what I am doing and how I am doing it is my service, is my ministry, and so I want to be in perfect alignment with my creator. I do not care who you are. If I do not get the okay on the inside, you will not be showing up on the outside.
    -- Iyanla Vanzant

    #Real #Perfect #Ministry

  • The Holy Spirit's main ministry is not to give thrills but to create in us Christlike character.
    -- J. I. Packer

    #Character #Giving #Ministry

  • On the Web, all advantages are temporary, and you must keep innovating to stay ahead
    -- Jakob Nielsen

    #Ministry #Advantage #Temporary

  • I'm enjoying prison ministry, particularly with the women in Hudson County Jail who have suffered tremendously in their lives.
    -- James McGreevey

    #Jail #Ministry #Prison

  • Our public schools began as ministries of the church; now it is time to return them to the Lord.
    -- Jay Sekulow

    #School #Church #Ministry

  • The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
    -- Jean Dubuffet

    #Eye #Police #Ministry

  • As a minister, you shouldn't imagine you know better than the technical experts in your ministry. In the end you're there to apply the political stamp of approval.
    -- Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    #Political #Experts #Ministry

  • No life is messier than one in ministry
    -- Jerry B. Jenkins

    #Ministry #Life Is

  • Skepticism is my nature, freethought is my methodology, agnosticism is my conclusion after 25 years of being in the ministry, and atheism is my opinion.
    -- Jerry DeWitt

    #Years #Atheism #Ministry

  • No vocation on this side of heaven is as privileged or rewarding as Christian ministry
    -- Joel Beeke

    #Christian #Heaven #Ministry

  • Joel Osteen Ministries God never said that we wouldn’t have unfair situations, that we wouldn’t experience loss. But He promised if we would stay in faith, He would restore everything that was stolen Joel Osteen Ministries God never said that we wouldn’t have unfair situations, that we wouldn’t experience loss. But He promised if we would stay in faith, He would restore everything that was stolen
    -- Joel Osteen

    #Loss #Ministry #Unfair

  • The ministry of Christianity is the ministry of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that inhabits the words, that speaks to the spirit of another and reveals Christ in and through him.
    -- John G. Lake

    #Ministry #Spirit #Speak

  • The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward.
    -- John Hancock

    #Names #Ministry #Rewards

  • Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing.
    -- John Henry Jowett

    #Christian #Ministry #Cost

  • The ministry of bearing with one another is learning to hear God speak through difficult people.
    -- John Ortberg

    #People #Ministry #Speak

  • To understand this Christmas record, you have to understand our ministry.
    -- John Tesh

    #Ministry #Records

  • Propaganda is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. If the means achieves the end then the means is good... the new Ministry has no other aim than to unite the nation behind the ideal of the national revolution.
    -- Joseph Goebbels

    #Mean #Ministry #Revolution

  • Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.
    -- Joyce Meyer

    #Years #Knowing #Ministry

  • Neglecting to bathe the ministry in prayer leaves us just workers, not worshipers. When we unite in prayer, there is incredible power.
    -- K.P. Yohannan

    #Prayer #Ministry #Incredibles

  • I really see the vocation of politics like I see every vocation - whether its being a reporter or serving in public life or being a plumber - as an extension of ministry.
    -- Kevin Cramer

    #Ministry #Vocation #Plumber

  • The only thing more important than ministry is being ministered to.
    -- Kevin DeYoung

    #Important #Ministry

  • I'm only here on Earth to serve God. I never had a career. I don't care about commercialism. I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry.
    -- Larry Norman

    #Fighting #Careers #Ministry

  • Religion is a more or less organized way of remembering that every ministry points to a higher reality.
    -- Lawrence Kushner

    #Reality #Ministry #Way

  • Jesus invested everything he had in a team. The Bible knows nothing about solo ministry, only team ministry.
    -- Leonard Sweet

    #Teamwork #Jesus #Ministry

  • It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
    -- M. M. Pallam Raju

    #Ministry #Anvils #Tablets

  • the profession of the ministry is like matrimony: if it is possible for you to keep out of it, it's a sign that you've no business to go into it!
    -- Margaret Deland

    #Ministry #Clergy #Matrimony

  • Think of your work life therefore, not as separate from your spiritual life but as central to your spiritual life. Whatever your business, it is your ministry.
    -- Marianne Williamson

    #Spiritual #Thinking #Ministry

  • I received a letter from the Reich Ministry of Sports. They want me to split from Joe Jacobs, my manager since 1928.... I really need Joe Jacobs. I owe all my success in America to him.
    -- Max Schmeling

    #Sports #America #Ministry

  • Jesus's first temptation was to be relevant: to turn stones into bread. Oh, how often I wished I could do that!
    -- Mike Ditka

    #Jesus #Temptation #Ministry

  • I understand all the problems for the Ministry of Defence, of course I do; working within a budget and trying to do so many things is not easy.
    -- Mike Jackson

    #Trying #Ministry #Problem

  • Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better.
    -- Miriam Makeba

    #Artist #Ministry #Culture

  • Ministry of Sound was actually the first club I ever played in the UK, it must have been around 1993. Being invited to play was a big thing and visited many times since - The Gallery always has a great crowd, great sound system and just a great night.
    -- Paul van Dyk

    #Night #Play #Ministry

  • I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information.
    -- Peter Arnett

    #Years #People #Ministry

  • After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.
    -- Pope Benedict XVI

    #Exercise #Age #Ministry

  • Love never ends or fails. Love never ends. Everything must be based on love - the relation between two friends, my ministry, my service; the church services in every field must be based on love. Why? Because God is Love.
    -- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

    #Two Friends #Church #Ministry

  • We must realize that the ministries and gifts of the Spirit are for everyday life, not just meetings.
    -- Rick Joyner

    #Everyday #Ministry #Spirit

  • God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Ministry #Painful

  • A ministry doesn't have to be perfect for God to use and bless it.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Perfect #Ministry #Use

  • When Jesus started His ministry, the very first thing He did was form a small group.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Jesus #Ministry #Firsts

  • If you aren't serving, you're just existing, because life is meant for ministry.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Ministry #Life Is

  • The fact is, ministry is too unpredictable to be motivated by security. It’s too unprofitable to be motivated by money. It’s too demanding to be motivated by pleasure, and it’s too criticized to be motivated by fame. Our ministry should be motivated by the pleasure of God, and God is pleased when we have a ministry powered by faith.
    -- Rick Warren

    #Facts #Ministry #Fame

  • As we meet and touch, each day, The many travelers on our way, Let every such brief contact be A glorious, helpful minister.
    -- Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

    #Ministry #Each Day #Way

  • Death is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything
    -- Saul Bellow

    #Dark #Mirrors #Ministry

  • I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.
    -- Shimon Peres

    #Defense #Ministry

  • Praise the Lord, but do me a favor, don't ever say 'Stephen Baldwin' and 'ministry' in the same sentence.
    -- Stephen Baldwin

    #Favors #Ministry #Praise

  • True ministry isn't just 'cut and paste,' it has to be birthed from the inside out.
    -- Steven Furtick

    #Cutting #Ministry #Worship

  • I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry.
    -- T. D. Jakes

    #Piano #Church #Ministry

  • One of the things about my ministry is that I have never branded myself as being above the people or superior to people.
    -- T. D. Jakes

    #People #Ministry #Branded

  • I've never known anyone who has fallen into sin and been successfully restored by the formal church structure. Nor have I ever seen a formal church structure wisely deal with sin, enabling ministry to continue without interruption.
    -- Ted Haggard

    #Church #Ministry #Enabling

  • Starbucks has kept me in the ministry.
    -- Tommy Barnett

    #Ministry #Starbucks

  • Look at your ministry as a marathon not a sprint - build deep foundations of intimacy with God and never let your public schedule get fuller than your time alone with God.
    -- Vicky Beeching

    #Ministry #Looks #Schedules

  • I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and in the lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.
    -- Viktor E. Frankl

    #Berlin #Lectures #Ministry