I invited one of my friends to minister in our Church one day, he really had a great time. We were blessed and the congregation was quite receptive. After his ministration, he said; “I love the order and organization in your Church. How do you get to do this?” That led me to share a few things on order and structure in the local Church.

Friend, something happens in Church that does not happen anywhere else! The Church is the tangible and visible expression of God’s kingdom on earth. When we come to Church, we are joined to a dimension of God’s Kingdom operation on the earth (1 Timothy 3:14-15).

A true Church is not an autocracy which centres around one man, neither is it a democracy where everyone gives direction, it is a theocracy where God rules, leads and reigns. There is the order of leadership, the anointing, worship etc. There is a flow of divine activities among us as we gather to which we must properly align (1 Corinthians 14:40).

The job of elders (Church leaders) is to set order (Titus 1:5). Pastor, do your job! Put order in place that will allow God to move and bless His people. Don’t be afraid of the faces of the people (Jeremiah 1:8). Don’t be under the pressure of performance. You are ministering first of all in the audience of God, not men.

Child of God, don’t be disorderly. Honour God and His Church (2 Thessalonians 3:6). Don’t be like Ananias & Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11). Discern the Holy Spirit and His presence in Church. Let your attitude and actions show it. Don’t be casual, be connected! Have a posture around God and your Pastor as someone who loves the Truth and wants to hear and live by it (2 Thessalonians 2:10).

Who you need as a pastor is a ‘Truth sayer’, not a soothsayer. It is not what ‘soothes’ you but what suits you and your destiny. Your pastor should bring what you ought to hear, not what you want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3). You need more than a Good message, you need a ‘God message’. You need more than a high sounding teaching but a divine truth that is capable of making you free (John 8:32).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria