7. Soulwinning—Go to others with the message of salvation.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. —Luke 19:10
8. Spiritual—Live in a way that is holy, godly, pure and clean.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. —2 Timothy 2:21
9. Sensitive—Be responsive to the needs of others, especially your church family.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. —Galatians 6:10
10. Stand—Take a stand for the things of God.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. —2 Timothy 4:7
I was 26 years old when I wrote this list on how to strengthen the church, and I had been pastoring for not quite two years. I’m now 55, and I have been pastoring for over 31 years. And I can still say that every one of these points are needed.
This article originally appeared here.