Branding expert, Faith James, says that “your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room”. While in context she is speaking about businesses, have you ever wondered what people say about your ministry when you are not present? Have you ever given consideration to what you would want people to say about your ministry?
Years ago, when teaching a Bible Study on the Proverbs 31 Woman, the book suggested an exercise. We were instructed to read the obituaries from the newspaper and selected one or a few that really stood out to us as something we hoped people would say about us when we have gone glory. Have you ever given consideration to what people say about you when you are not in the room, or what you would hope that they would say?
The reality is that when we are walking through our every day life, we are ambassadors for the Kingdom. We are His workers out in the field, representing our King. How do we represent Him? Because of our interactions with people, what do they say about God when we leave the room? Have you ever considered the impression you leave on people or what you would hope they would take away from your time together.
If my every day actions, interactions, responses, conversations, behaviors, and thoughts are reflecting back upon myself, my ministry, my church, and my God… what do what to see in that reflection?
Over the next two weeks we are going to spend some time unpacking these thoughts with the Scriptures. I hope you will join us, share you thoughts, and that something beneficial comes from tackling this topic together. Lord knows, we can all do better.