In this episode, Ben and John Paul discuss 7 ways to kill your credibility. More than likely you have never tried to kill your credibility but not taking these seven ways seriously will kill your credibility without you even knowing it.
Show Notes and Quotes:
Asking for forgiveness instead of permission is not a smart approach to your ministry. There are enough places for ministry to get sideways without you creating an opportunity for it, so just don’t.
Constantly changing plans a communicating last minute gives people ministry whiplash and leaves people not wanting to follow you. It creates an environment where what you say may not actually be what happens.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About John Paul Basham
John Paul serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at Lifeway and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.