What you know how to do, no one can say other wise about you. Why do we have those who work around the church who donot know what to do when it comes to professionalism? I dont know a lot, but I have been in the ministry for 25 years. I happen to know by trial and error. I know what works for the ministry that I have been assigned to. Once you have been endowed with the presence of the Holy Ghost, you cannot operate with out Him. Knowing what it takes to get things off the ground and putting that knowledge to good use are two different things. I notoced being in the city, our ministry was thriving, but we had many who would come and look but not stay and help us build what the Lord has given us. Also, there are a lot of CHURCH pew hopping going on in the body of Christ. I can understand if you moved here from another city or town, but to just hop to the next church and not have a particular God given reason for doing so, is an embarrassment to the person and the Ministry.
Let me say it, so all will understand. God doesn’t promote church hopping. He expects us to be good stewards of what we have and make something out of it ourselves. Someone who moves about trying to find a particular ministry flavor, is one who hears but doesnt apply what the Word has to say. God is not the author of confusion. He is the God of peace. Some places take skilled to the level of checking credentials and even making sure that those who work are insurable. That is not the issue, it is when we look to the world to make sure we are comparable to how they carry theselves as we run the church in a business setting. We must conduct ourselves well because of who we represent. We cannot have things out of order in our ministries. God expects improvement. A skilled worker, is one who comes to improve what is there with his/her ability. They can see what is missing and offer theit knowledge to make what the ministry otherwise would lack, better. Time is a teacher for those who didnt habe the knowledge at first. In other words. You and I can learn how to be better at the ministry of helps. We can sit under our elders and be trained how to best minister to the community at large. The goal here is to make sure that the ministries garments are properly fitted to that ministry. Yes, this Old Testament Scripture is talking about the vestments of the High Priest. God wants His ministers looking good and the Ministry facilities up to par. You might say, Jesus was poor, and He didnt care about how things looked. Let me say this on that subject. You are absolutely right. But, he didnt come to fulfill garments and how to act in the Church. He came to set captives free. He came so that we could be reconnected with the Father in Heaven through His Blood Sacrifice. The Church or Temple utensils and furnishings were fine, it was its people who needed to be reconciled. So, He came for us and not the stuff. Also, I donot get the thought of Him being poor. The Scripture never led me to believe He was beggarly. He did miracles to show forth the Power that His Father had given Him. He didnt come to trick the ladies, or fool me into following Him. We are all compelled to work in the ministry. Big or small, and we use what skills we have to make ministry better. So that Gid hoise is equipped with what it needs to save souls in Jesus name.