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GMMO – 004 – Pillars of Glow Music (Part 2b)

Lesson Outcomes

At the end of this lesson you should be able to:

  1. State what Loyalty is
  2. Outline why Loyalty is important
  3. Describe the characteristics of disloyalty

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LOYALTY

Loyalty is:

  1. the quality of being loyal.
  2. a strong feeling of support or allegiance.
  3. the quality of staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something

WHY IS LOYALTY SO IMPORTANT FOR MINISTRY?

  • Loyalty is the principal qualification for every minister. (1 Cor 4:2)

It is likely to think that the more gifted you are, the more qualified you are for the ministry. The Bible teaches us that the cardinal requirement for leadership is faithfulness and not anything else.

…it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:2

  • For the love of God and unity to fill the ministry (John 13:35)
    The ministry is supposed to operate with the power of love, unity and teamwork.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:35

  • To minister as effective Christians we need to exhibit the love that Jesus spoke about. People are attracted by love. When they see Christians who flow together in genuine love they are attracted.
  • To achieve great heights in ministry. Anyone who wants to extend his ministry and bear much fruit has to learn to work with many other loyal people. However, it would be better to work alone than with a team of disloyal, disgruntled, disunited and disaffected people. In fact, it is not possible to have an effective team with such people.
  • To have a long-lasting ministry. One person has only a few years of practical and effective ministry. Jesus only ministered for three and a half years but he extended his ministry and his influence through an effective and loyal team.

SOME TRAITS OF DISLOYALTY

Becoming Independent from the team

One becomes Independent from the team.
The independent stage is so subtle such that most people do not recognize it as disloyalty. When a person belonging to a ministry or company develops an independent attitude such that the rules of the organization no longer control him, it is a sign of disloyalty.We need to be able to obey the rules of the ministry we find ourselves in.

Offence 

And then shall many be OFFENDED, and SHALL BETRAY one another, and SHALL HATE one another.
Matthew 24:10

From this scripture you can see that people begin to betray and hate one another when they are offended. The spirit of offence opens the door to the spirit of treachery.

After being offended by one thing or the other, people become passive.
When a person is in the passive stage of the disloyalty process he does not involve himself in much. He sits and watches unconcerned and uninvolved. God expects you to get involved when you have something to contribute.

Being a spokesperson for unhappy members without real reasons

Gives recognition to others who are dissatisfied. Then now you begin to say that many people are saying this and that about the ministry so they are unhappy with you etc. Trying to be like a spokes person.

Forming Splinter Groups

Will at times form a splinter group, which may then evolve into another church. At this stage you begin to involve other people in your ideas.
You want to gather a following and make people believe that you have identified a real problem that must be addressed.

Open fight with authority

If disloyalty is not controlled, you end up having an open fight with authority because you feel you have achieved somethings so you desire personal recognition from the leader.

Do not despise your teacher because of your success.

God bless you

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