Reputations, be they good or bad, will leave an indelible mark on the opinions of others about each one of us.

Reputations are important as they carry great influence. When we are seeking the services of a person with a particular skill, some people would rather use a person based on the reputation of the person's quality of work rather than the cheapest price.

We have all met someone for the first time, and within 30 seconds have formed our opinion of that person. Sometimes though, we have already formed our opinion of someone before even meeting them by what we have heard about them.
Our focus should never be on developing a good reputation, but rather a good reputation should be a by-product of how we live our lives for God. Parents will be more willing to send their precious ones to Rangers if they hear of the good reputation of Rangers and in particular of the leaders.

In a letter to Timothy, Paul talks about the qualifications of overseers. This applies to all of us involved in the Rangers ministry. Paul says in 1 Tim 3.7;

'Furthermore, he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside [the church], lest he become involved in slander and incur reproach and fall into the devil's trap.' (AMP)

As a member of the local Rangers ministry, you have a great opportunity to not only minister to children & young people, but also to their Parents, Grand Parents, Carers and so on.

May your reputation that precedes you grant you opportunity to enable others to give honour and glory to God.

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