Help Wanted classified ad: Regional organization seeks energetic team player for a 3-man unit responsible for bolstering its satellite locations and securing new partnerships.
- Dependability and reliability
- Reputation above reproach
- Excellent communication skills
Your application must include references from current colleagues testifying to your outstanding record of service, congenial relationships, and enthusiasm. Please contact Paul Tarsus (email@example.com) for more information.
A Classified Ad Then and Now
Such was the description Paul used to recruit two co-workers to travel to Corinth with his trusted partner Titus, in order to encourage the local church and secure gifts for poor Christians in Jerusalem (1 Cor. 8:16-24). We read later that the trip was enormously successful.
Though unnamed in scripture, Titus’ two “mystery men” added significant value to growing the kingdom. While extraordinarily well-liked, these two men also provided accountability for Titus and dependability during inevitable tough spots. Their exceptional qualities reinforced the early church’s reputation for quality ministry.
The same classified ad continues to run today. The Titus Team position remains an apt model for God’s servants – both those named and unnamed – as you consider two important questions:
- Do you surround yourself with people fitting the job description?
- Are you the kind of person that Titus would want on his team?