This uniqueness, this Holy Ghost DNA that makes us who we are, should be readily evident. It can’t be a secret. And, lest you think that I’m just talking about a weekend Children’s Church ministry setting, let me go on record and declare that this DNA should be seen in any and every ministry setting and opportunity, be it Sunday school, mid-week Bible clubs, pre-school classes, retreats, camps, …. need I go on?
Let’s pick up with the third part of this teaching about our DNA.
4. We are a ministry of passionate, hilarious givers. (“The group of believers were united in their hearts and spirit. All those in the group acted as though their private property belonged to everyone in the group. In fact, they shared everything. There were no needy people among them. From time to time those who owned fields or houses sold them, brought the money, and gave it to the apostles. Then the money was given to anyone who needed it.” Acts 4:32,34,35, New Century Version) It’s a natural, New Testament action to be radical givers. It moves our mentality beyond “me” to “Thee”. This passionate, sacrificial giving enables our children to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). Give the children an opportunity to give. Stir the passion to be extravagant, hilarious givers! One side-note. It’s not just the children giving. It’s not just you standing in front of children and telling that it is time to give and just checking it off of the to-do list. It must be visibly DEMONSTRATED by the ENTIRE staff. Why? Because it is in our DNA!
5. We are a ministry that knows and makes room for the Holy Spirit. (“While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit came to everyone who heard his message.” Acts 10:44, God’s Word for Today) While we have prayed, studied, gathered the cool props, prepared awesome skits, when we step into a ministry opportunity, our New Testament DNA knows the prompting of the Holy Spirit and will acquiesce and yield to His leadership. When we yield and make room for the Holy Spirit, He will make room for us and manifest His “suddenlies” (Acts 2:2; 16:26).