Philosophy of Ministry


 

phi ∙ los ∙ o ∙ phy  (-fe)

a particular system of principles for the conduct of life

 

min ∙ is ∙ try  (min is tre)

the act of ministering, or serving

 

FIVE PILLARS:


1.  High View of GOD.

·    God is holy, just, and righteous

        ·     We must seek to express His communicable  attributes



2. Right View Of SCRIPTURE.

Inspiration – verbal, plenary, “God-breathed” (II Ti.3.16; II Pe.1.20-21)

Inerrancy – It contains no errors. God conveyed divine truth to divinely chosen individuals (Ps.19)

Authority – What it says I must do .

Sufficiency – It is totally sufficient for every circumstance.   (II Pe.1.3-4; Ps.119; II Ti.3.17; He.4.12) 

Relevancy – It is totally relevant for every situation.     (Ps.19; II Ti.3.17; Ps.119.105; Is.40.8)


3. Accurate View of MAN.

    Mankind is totally depraved.

·        On his own he cannot do good (Ro.3.10-18)

·        His heart is deceitfully wicked (Je.17.9-10)

·        His goal in life is selfishness and only evil continually (Ge.6.5)

     Man was created to glorify God, but because of sin, he seeks to glorify himself (Ro.3.23).

                    

                             “God created man in His image,

                                  and man has forever been trying to return the favor”.               

                                                                    -Voltaire



4. Correct View of the CHURCH.

The church exists to…

…Worship and glorify God.

…Be a repository of divine truth.

…Provide a context of loving fellowship  and edification.

…Be a training center whereby people can grow and utilize their spiritual gifts.

…Be a light in this dark world, for the evangelization of the lost.



5. Biblical View of LEADERSHIP.

Leaders must…

model the character of Christ for the flock 

…adequately equip their people to do the work of the ministry

…provide ample opportunity for them to do this work



IMPACT OF A BIBLICAL P.O.M?

v     A Biblical P.O.M. establishes our duty toward God

v     A Biblical P.O.M. establishes our duty toward the saints

v     A Biblical P.O.M. establishes our duty toward unbelievers.




CONCLUSION:

Authenticity of Faith

Commitment to the Body

Excellence in Effort      

Devotion to prayer     

 

A BIBLICAL PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY:
WHAT IS IT?

 

  • It is a set of non-negotiable principles that guides all the choices and decisions we make.
  • It is a set of principles that determines how we will function.
  • It defines why we do what we do.

 

These principles come from the explicit teaching of Scripture and the implicit patterns of ministry of the NT church.

 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

  • It becomes the why, which inevitably leads to the how of our ministry.
  • It influences every aspect of what we do and how we do it.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 

  • It provides unity of direction.
  • It defines our ministry as a whole.
  • It simplifies healthy evaluation.

 

 

OUR FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS:

 

  1. High view of God.
  2. Right view of Scripture
  3. Accurate view of Man
  4. Correct view of Church
  5. Biblical view of Leadership

 

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