A Philosophy of Ministry Ministers Leadership Training

Terminal Objective:

The objective of this training is to empower and transform the student by effectively teaching and communicating the importance of having a proper philosophy of ministry, an understanding of spiritual authority, the importance of spiritual transference and having a proper understanding of, and attitude toward servanthood.

At the conclusion of this training the student will be able to:

1.      Recognize the importance of a proper philosophy of ministry.

2.      Describe the importance of understanding spiritual authority.

3.      Describe the method and importance of spiritual transference.

4.      Communicate a proper biblical understanding of servanthood.

5.      Describe a proper attitude toward servanthood.

If you are going to be effective in ministry it is imperative that you have a clear biblical understanding of what ministry really is.

What is your Philosophy of Ministry?  What is your analysis of the principles and underlying conduct that a leader should follow; what is your though or knowledge of the nature of ministry?

Have you as a leader (minister) taken the time to take a panoramic view (An unlimited view in all directions) of what leadership and ministry is all about?

Have you taken a continuous look into the ever-changing demands and requirements of leadership/ministry?

What is your Philosophy of Ministry?

1. Ministry is Commitment

2. Ministry is Commitment beyond your convenience

3. Ministry is faithfulness

4. Ministry is ministering beyond your circumstances John 11: 8 – 16

v     If you are not willing to give yourself for the purpose of the Kingdom, you don’t qualify for leadership in the Kingdom.

1) The importance of a proper philosophy of ministry

As leaders and ministers in the Kingdom of God, you must establish priorities.  The problem that we have in the church is that the leaders’ number one priority has been and continues to be self.  When you are your number one priority, you are operating under a spirit of selfishness.

You are self-centered and not other centered!  Kingdom ministry is other-centered not self-centered!

In order to have a mature church, you must have a unified body of leaders who’ve matured to the point of understanding that in order to grow up into Christ they must put aside their personal agendas and help fulfill the dreams and vision of another.

1 Cor. 3: 1 HOWEVER, BRETHREN, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to nonspiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [unable to talk yet!] 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough [to be ready for it]; but even yet you are not strong enough [to be ready for it], 3 For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men? 4 For when one says, I belong to Paul, and another, I belong to Apollos, are you not [proving yourselves] ordinary (unchanged) men?

1 Cor. 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

These scriptures speak toward spiritual maturity;

A spiritually immature believer cannot and will not be entrusted with the privileges and responsibilities of Kingdom Authority.