Failure in Ministry

“Rejection does not mean failure. Failure is when we refuse to be rejected.” Francis Chan

We don’t understand failure in a ministry context. I’m at the Missio Nexus mission conference this week and Francis Chan is one of the speakers. He challenged our thinking about success and metrics. This is an ongoing issue because we are raising the game in the area of outcomes and metrics in the ministry world.

But at the same time as we are increasing our professionalism in how we measure and manage success, we cannot forget that success in the Kingdom is fundamentally a different game than success as defined by the world.

How do you deal with the push to measure things the world cares about as a Kingdom endeavor? That is the question we need to be asking.