Paul Tripp on “The Heart of a Ministry Leader”

In this talk from Oxygen 2023, Paul Tripp encourages ministry leaders to test their hearts and motivations for gospel ministry. Opening Ezekiel 14:1-8, Paul points ministry leaders to God’s promises of sanctification, while encouraging them to answer some important questions: What rules me? What causes the rise and fall of my heart in ministry? Could it be that it’s something other than the Saviour? 

Video: The Heart of a Ministry Leader by Paul Tripp | Oxygen 23

 Key Quotes: 
“One of the blessings of your life and ministry is that you serve a dissatisfied Saviour, who will not give up, who will not quit, until finally every microbe, in every cell in your heart is owned and ruled by Him, and Him alone.” 
“There is a war in ministry. It’s not your war for respect. It’s not a war with the culture for the sake of the Gospel. It’s not that battle you may have with other leaders, or somebody in the congregation. It’s this deeper war. It’s war for the practical, street-level, functional, effective control of your hearts.” 

“Where does God need to recapture you once again, so that ministry would not be about you, but be about His glory?” 

Oxygen 23 Talks Now Available on KCC+

This talk is part of our KCC+ November collection, “Shaping Our Hearts for the Work We Do”, available exclusively for subscribers. The collection includes 18 talks from Oxygen 23 including:  

  • 3 talks by Paul Tripp – “The Heart of a Ministry Leader”, “The Ultimate Ministry Leadership Model”, and “Ministry Leadership & Spiritual Warfare” 
  • 4 talks by Zack Eswine – “Recovering Our Humanity in Ministry”, “Recovering Our Wisdom for Ministry”, “Recovering His Love”, “Recovering Our Ambition” 
  • “The Non-Negotiables of Christian Ministry” short talks by John Lennox and Miroslav Volf  
  • PLUS more by Malcolm Gill, Kirk Patston, Jonathan Dykes, Kathryn McCarthy, Anna Powell, Sarah Irving-Stonebreaker, Russell Schmidt and Glen Scrivener  

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