Most Christian ministry is not vocational. Far and away, those not getting paid to do ministry are collectively doing much more on the frontlines for gospel advance than those getting a paycheck. According to Ephesians 4:12, the paid ministers aren't supposed to do all the ministry themselves, but "to equip the saints for the work of ministry."
The Church, in all her glory, is vastly more lawyers, administrative assistants, doctors, construction workers, and mechanical engineers than she is vocational pastors and paid missionaries.
So we do well to think carefully and Christianly about our everyday work. Here are five simple encouragements for the vast majority of Christians who labor vocationally outside the pastoral office.
1. Do your work well.
As creatures made in the image of God, we have been given the privilege to create in a manner that echoes God as creator. The common refrain in Genesis 1 is that what God has created is good. Although we do not create out of nothing, everything we do ought to be done well because we are made in the image of God, and he does all things well.
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