As a young man starting out in ministry, I assumed that my fire and zeal would always be the same, that fruitfulness in ministry would just happen, and that I would finish. Twenty years later, I’m asking, what’s it going to take for me to finish well?

I’ve been through hardships and endured suffering. I’ve seen churches grow quickly and fall apart just as fast. I’ve watched men burn out and witnessed others melt their lives and ministry down due to moral failings or abuse of power. I can’t help but wonder, why are so many brothers failing to finish the race?

We start, but not all of us sustain. So how do we change that? I believe that the legacy of your ministry, your church, and our network depends on us being, becoming, and building faithful finishers.

Click on the video below to watch this main session teaching at the Acts 29 Advance Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Brian Key identifies seven ingredients of a faithful finisher. He encourages pastors to be faithful finishers who model the character of Christ, as they proclaim the gospel of Christ, to the glory of Christ.

Written by: on April 4, 2023