A Church consultant recently shared a quote that is attributed to Walt Disney. It was written on a whiteboard in the meeting room of a business to inspire its workers.
“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.”
The question that I have is, “What if we took this approach to our ministry?”
This is true for paid staff in a Church. I desire to preach so well that people want to come and listen, then return with their friends.
But the application could be for everyone who volunteers also. When someone works in the nursery, do they do it well? When someone teaches in our children’s ministry, do they do it to the best of their ability? This could be asked of small group leaders, greeters, worship team members, and a whole host of other ministries.
Let’s be honest, Walt wanted people to do this for the money. He wanted people to pay and then have their friend come back, and they would pay too. It is a good business strategy. However, in the Church, we do not do it for money; instead, we long for God to say one day, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” That should give us reason enough to do things well.