Trending Faith: Claiming Kingdom Work

Posted on September 22, 2015  in  [ Theology & Ministry ]

“Is there danger of claiming Kingdom work as our own?”

This was the question posed to Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, and Grand Canyon University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin on this week’s Trending faith.

Specifically, this question asked if it is okay to say things like “my ministry.”

“We have to be careful about judging people’s words harshly because in regular speech we tend to say things,” said Dr. Hiles. “I think in this situation we have to judge our own hearts a little bit.”

Pastor Tim clarified that the question might be aimed at the success of a ministry being associated with the person doing it, rather than it being done because of God. In that case, we do need to be careful when we refer to the successes God has done in our lives and ministry.

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