The following are some old notes from audio of classes I taught to missionaries. This blog’s tag line is “wild thoughts on world evangelism.” We will never accomplish the task of world evangelism without hard work. God’s people who give us our salaries through sacrificial offerings will never respect the work until we learn to work hard.
God expects us to work hard. Work at least 50-60 hours per week, not counting church services, choir practices, and visitation. If the regular church people are expected to do their secular job and then show up at church in one of the ministries, then you have no choice but to do the same.
I think it is very unfair that preachers want a day each week, but the church members do not get one. The regular layman works from Monday-Friday, and then we tell him that he has to show up for visitation on Saturday. We expect 2, 3, or even 4 hours of visitation from him on Saturday, which is his day off. Then, we expect him at church on Sunday for four to six hours. Sunday School and church on Sunday morning last a couple of hours, and that is not counting getting ready and going to church. Church on Sunday night is at least an hour or two, and don’t forget choir practice, the deacon’s meeting, and the teacher’s meeting.
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