Releasing Kings Newsletter Kings and Pastors

Kings and Pastors – on the same team
November 01, 2004


Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace


Kings and Pastors

One of the realities of being or becoming a King in this hour is the pioneering nature of the movement.  It’s not really a new concept Biblically.  But it is new for Western Christianity.  Even though about 80% of churched Christians have a Kingly calling, we haven’t known much about how to get out in the Kingdom and make it happen.

Much closer to home emotionally, there is another phenomenon we need to admit.  As a Pastor I was committed to growing my church and looking for other priestly ministries that would support my “church growth” vision.  I think pastors should do that.  Most Kings have been left sitting in the pews “unchosen.”  There is a great deal of personal pain that goes with feeling left out of what God is doing by your pastor.  The message Kings “hear” is you have no ministry or your highest ministry goal is to be a home group leader (the smallest common denominator of pastoral ministry).

Now think about it.  Kings are called to prosper, be creative, inventive, dynamic, aggressive, bold, self-starters, etc.  Kings are just not designed to sit quietly in the pew… and I might add that although many are excellent mentors, they aren’t necessary good home group leaders either.

You have been chosen

Kings haven’t been left out.  You just don’t share the priestly ministry of the Pastor.  God has bigger plans for you in the marketplace.  Yes you have been rejected from ministry inside the church – thank God!  You weren’t rejected by the pastor – God himself forbid that pastor from choosing you.  You’ve been chosen to do the work, not just preach about it.  We Kings have to reach down inside and let go of the offence.  Stop crying over spilled milk and look into the desire of your heart.  God wants to make your dream happen.  You’re important to God, worth fighting for, valued by the Christian community… but called to the front lines of the Kingdom.

Look at it from a military perspective.  It’s a slap in the face for an officer to be called out of battle to be put in a training assignment.  You’re called to the fray.  Priests have the training assignment covered.  I’ve been amazed to hear from a few Kingly types that have been blessed financially and have used their freedom to put themselves into a priestly preaching ministry.

We Kings need to find our hearts and ministry in the Kingdom (outside the church).  That doesn’t mean we abandon the church.  On the contrary, we actually become the evangelistic answer the church has been looking for.  “Go into all the world” is an assignment for Kings!  Get it?  Kings are the ones that go out from the temple like river and water every dry place.

Pastors get hurt too

Let’s go a step farther.  We need to see how priestly and Kingly ministries are both a necessary part of God’s plan (separate, but complementary).  You see there are many pastors hurting because of the frustration sown by Kings.  One of the Kings (with a business) in our church “felt rejected” because I wouldn’t let him promote himself into the priesthood.  He became very subversive and spoke against me to anyone that would listen.  It was disheartening and painful.  I might add that we’re on the same page again now – but, he’s still not a priest and never will be.  He’s a King that is generous, has a heart for mentoring young people, loves to witness and is called to be blessed in business and influential in the community.  When God unveils the finished product any pastor would love to have him in his church.

Love and respect your pastor for the priestly ministry God has called him to.  Realize he won’t choose you to be part of his ministry.  He may not presently even understand the role of Kings in the marketplace.  Expect a few growing pains during this transition until Kings are recognized and valued.  In the mean time, be a King.  Be yourself, find your heart’s desire, prophecy your ministry into reality, take your land, and love your pastor because we’re all on the same team.

Our Assignment

We’re in the process of putting together a study guide that will include some testimonies of kings.  Their successes, failures, vision, etc.  If you have a story that would bless others, let us know.  We’ve got several done and several more planned.  We’d love to interview and write up your story as well.  The goal is dozens.




John & Harold

PS: don’t forget to look at the free reports – Especially the one on your heart’s desire.

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