Mrs. Pauline Simwaba
Text: Romans 12:4-8 Luke 5:1-9
The Blessing of having Professionals in the House of God.
Professionals are people who are skilled and have expert knowledge (trained & qualified). They belong to Professional bodies affiliation – e.g. ZIM, Teaching Profession Code of Ethics (SI 1 2018), LAZ, etc.
Characteristics of professionalism
Appearance, Demeanor, Reliability, Competence, phone etiquette, etc.
Professionalism + Christianity= influential, integrity, quality & quantity of output light & salt of the earth
Professionals are from different works of life. Examples of professionals in the bible:
Paul– Tent-maker Act 18; 2-3
Luke – Physician Col 4:14
1. The example of Simon Peter
-He was a fisherman: this represents the various occupations and professions we have.
- The washing of nets
They had knocked off going home. The Lord asked Simon to perform a certain task after he had knocked off.
-Results of obedience (availability)
How can you come in as a professional?
- Participation in the ministries
•You are serving God
•You are blessing others with your skill, character, etc. as you interact.
•You demystify the notion that professionals are
unapproachable, unsociable, (they are people like you and me!)
-Avail self by offering expert knowledge in the Bread of Life Health Services, Bookshop, Building projects etc
Common excuse for not serving
I do not have time
I do not know what to do
I do not have any special skills to contribute
They do not need me. But Simon was needed…
The lord does not call the equipped, he equips the called.(Moses, David)
Benefits of Professionals in the Church
Professionals’ participation in the clinic, school – results in providing quality service at much lower cost and a greater impact on the community.
Outsiders such as NGOs and will get to see what we are doing and will begin supporting the good work being conducted.
If we get involved in our numbers (thousands), what an impact we will make on the community and the nation at large.
Sunday 18th November 2018