Oct 02, 2009 Developing a Philosophy of Ministry May (1) January (10) 2008 (1) December (1) 2007 (1) My writing credits include authoring six books and more than 300 articles which have appeared in a large variety of magazines and scores of newspapers. View my complete profile. My Books on Amazon. How to Develop a Philosophy of Ministry Coming up with a philosophy of ministry isnt about conjuring up some profound thoughts worth publishing in a book or writing an academic thesis.
A philosophy is best if it is brief, readable, and personal. The processand it is a process! of thinking, praying, studying, writing, and implementing a philosophy of ministry is critical for five reasons: 1. It unifies the congregation in matters relating to spiritual focus and ministry direction.
2. A good philosophy of ministry is a healthy mix of actual values (what we acutally are), aspirational values (what we hope to be) and core values (what we will do or die). So it is a mix of description, ideal and ethics. FOUR EXAMPLES FROM LOCAL CHURCHES: PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDRENS MINISTRY Finally, we distinguish between essentials and appearances. The Biblical and Reformed theology which helps to define Covenant as a particular church will always be the foundation of our childrens ministry.
Write a concise summary of your philosophy of ministry. Example: " Hillcrest Chapel is to be a dynamic force of people (Body of believers) filled with God's Spirit, meeting people's needs in Jesus' name. " A philosophy of ministry is one of the most important pieces of the youth ministry puzzle. This simple document is foundational to developing a solid youth ministry. But what, exactly, is a philosophy of ministry?
My philosophy of ministry is to teach believers, through teaching the Bible, and training leaders. So, that they may, in turn, teach others to be rooted and built up in Him as seen in Colossians 2: 67.