Rob Wilton:

When we planted Vintage Church in 2008, I went fishing. So many doors were opened at the beginning of this new work because I was willing to hit the streets. Salvations, persons of peace, properties for ministry, etc. As God began to grow our church family I began to ignore this first command and instead cluttered my life with church work only spending time with church people. Simply put, I started doing church instead of being the church. I took Satan’s bait.

This is a sobering reminder to always be reaching out to those around you to share the gospel. Don’t get so consumed with the business of ministry, that we forget to do actual ministry.

Rob is also a close friend of mine and I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).