"The minister who is a coworker with Christ will have a deep sense of the sacredness of his work and of the toil and sacrifice required to perform it successfully. He does not study his own ease or convenience. He is forgetful of self. In his search for the lost sheep he does not realize that he himself is weary, cold, and hungry. He has but one object in view--the saving of the lost."


a. Principle Focus (review)

Perspective-- the mental view and understanding of facts, ideas, etc., and their interrelationship so that one is clear about what, why, and when to do his/her tasks and responsibilities.

b. Scriptural Foundation (study)

In John 4 Christ provides a peerless example of the art and science of understanding the needs of people as it relates to soul-winning and the necessary perspective that is needed to be successful.

c. Behavior Outcomes (model)

  • To study the best way to approach and treat people is a goal of mine that I might win some.
  • I am effective in soul-understanding/soul-winning because I study and follow Jesus' example.

d. Personal Assessment (evaluate)

How satisfied am I with the development of this characteristic in my ministry? (Circle one.)

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e. Action Plan (implement)

What will I do to increase my effectiveness in this area? (Write your intentions.)


"Lord, soul-understanding and soul-winning are not always easy tasks. In fact, I understand that I am not the one who impresses and wins souls--the Holy Spirit does. But You do use me as an instrument. So, then, help me to have the right perspective that will best position me to be used by You."