If you are like most Christians I know, you genuinely love God. And you want to do something about it. You actively serve in a local church, you (try to) read your Bible (somewhat) regularly, and most of your music and book collection is Christian. You intentionally try to grow spiritually, want to sin less, and want to leave a legacy for others to follow. You want to serve more, lead more, learn to be the person you were created to be.
But you also didn’t study Christian Ministry. You are not a full-time pastor. You are a full-time student. Or you didn’t finish schools. Or you studied something else. You have a full-time job with bills to pay. You want to change the world, but in politics, in business, in your trade. Or you want to preach but you don’t live in an area that offers ministerial preparation. You want to contribute to the work of the church, but you’re just…caught up with the tides and circumstances of life.
That’s why I am here. I created CaptivatingMinistry.com after seeing many twenty-thirty something Christian friends serving in and out of church settings that were just busy people. They didn’t have time or money to spend on a formal Christian Education but still wanted to be prepared for the challenges of ministry. They wanted more of God’s spirit. They wanted to captivate others to Christ. They wanted to be Christian leaders.
My Goal for You
My ultimate goal is to help you become the Christian God always intended you to be- an instrument in the Master’s hands. Here’s how I plan to do that:
- By exploring the lives of spiritual giants throughout church history- their habits, their thoughts, their desires, what makes them successful in life and ministry- and I publish what I learn in these articles.
- By studying scripture (with the indispensable help of the Holy Spirit) to see what it says about spiritual formation, preaching, teaching, managing your time and money, counseling others, navigating culture, the church’s mission, identity, etc.
- By pulling from my experience as a former youth & College pastor and speaker for the past 7 years (all without a degree in Christian Ministry)
I’m Jon Santiago, and CaptivatingMinistry is my one-man labor of love. My hope is that- even if I can only help in a small way- my work will save you time and pain, inspire you to serve faithfully, and help you captivate others with the message of Christ.
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