Last week, Ashlee and I had the awesome privilege to attend Vision Baptist Missions, our mission board, orientation! God used that week to refresh, encourage, and energize us in a tremendous way!
Here are a few gleanings from the lessons that I wanted to share with you all! I hope they will bless you the way the blessed me!
Dealing with Fear on the Field
“Scared people make scared people. That’s why they sent all the scared people, in the Bible, home.” – Austin Gardner
“Your wife should be the priority in your plans!” – Austin Gardner
“Unexpressed love is un-understood love.” – Austin Gardner
“How you shepherd your family will determine the quality of your ministry!” – Trent Cornwell
“Marriage is a commitment, not a contract.” – Jeff Bush
“The defense against an ungrateful attitude is the praise of God!” – Jim Roberts
“You are already an example. It is up to you whether you’re a good one or a bad one.” – Philip Bassham
“Be a practitioner, not a philosopher!”
Stop talking about how to do it, and get out and do it! – Austin Gardner
“The problem with a perfectionist is, no one can do it as well as you can.”
You won’t train anyone to do ministry with this attitude. – Austin Gardner
“The secret of the mission field is not how eloquent, or talented you are; but how much you pray!” – Jim Roberts
“You remember what you gave, not what you wasted.” – Jeff Bush
“Your success as a leader depends on your submission as a follower.” – Jeff Bush
Victory over Pornography
“Create good habits and make bad habits undesirable.”
“It should be painful. The judgement of God is also grace.” – Jim Roberts
“There’s nothing more sinister than an idle minister.” – John Walz
Many preachers wind up falling into sin because they fail to be stewards of their time.