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Jason Harris

Jason loves to communicate God's word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Cairns. Jason is also a pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at


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    Ben Kwok

    Thanks Jason — it might be helpful for churches to review ministry positions i.e. annually, to help those who are struggling. Also, I’m thinking about Bible examples / passages that might relate to this topic — any thoughts?

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    This was a good post. Thank you Jason… =)

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    Jason Harris


    Yes, for several ministries, our church has gone to a system where, instead of being on the roster until you ask to get off, you have to sign up again each quarter. The idea is to make it easy for people to assess where they’re at regularly and not feel pressure to do something just because they always have.

    I would think Elijah after Mt. Carmel was an example. Additionally, Paul seemed to find himself as the “broken arm” quite often. He seemed to have many who ministered to him during those dark prison days.

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    Great article Jason – it caused me to wonder again at God’s magnificent design evident in the make-up and mission of the church.

    I think our ecclesiology is best understood by reference to Paul’s metaphor of the body…I’d love to read more of your thoughts on this subject.

    If I may take your central idea a bit further – the body has parts specifically designed to repair and strengthen the bits that are broken and weak…(white blood cells, platelets etc.)…when one member of the local church is ‘broken’, God has graciously gifted some to minister to such ones – the gifts of exhortation and helps come to mind.

    I agree that when we are the ones who are broken we need to have the humility to let those with these gifts minister to us.

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    Jason Harris

    Good thoughts PJ. This topic may come up again if I ever get around to finishing my “deliberate living” series. =P

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