Stop the "It's MY Ministry" Mentality

The Need to Make Changes in Ministry

Sometimes, even good activities need to be dissolved or seriously changed when when an activity or event is no longer effective at doing what it is supposed to accomplish. We can get so attached to what we want to see happen that we dig in our feet and take on the “it is MY ministry” mentality. Even something good can take our focus off of what is best. Read how to stop the “it’s MY ministry” mentality and sometimes blow things up to fulfill our purpose for disciplemaking.

Melanie Newton is the founder of Joyful Walk Ministries, an online ministry that helps women learn to study the Bible for themselves and grow their Bible-teaching skills to lead others on a joyful walk with Jesus. Melanie has written many Bible study guides (available on and her website) and presented insightful messages to large groups of women. All of her BIble Studies are available as books on Melanie is wife to Ron Newton (“Integrity at Work” ministry), loves to be outside in her garden, and enjoys her yearly fix of boiled crawfish.

One Comment

  • Lori S.

    Great post, Melanie. Yes, it

    Great post, Melanie. Yes, it is messy! I can't imagine MOPS not being art of the ministry mix at the church. Yet, I see why change needs to occur and agree it's a good thing. Thanks for your thoughts! 

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