Philosophy of Ministry
This Philosophy of Ministry revolves around doing the job that God has called His believers to do. All believers have been called to be Ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20), defenders of the faith (Phil. 1:7), and servants to Christ's people (2 Cor. 4:5). Therefore we are all to be in the Ministry.
Ministry is not intended for the trained or schooled. When a person becomes part of the body of Christ, each member is responsible to do their part (Rom. 12:4,5). According to my understanding of Scripture, no one is exempt from being in ministry.
The gospel is the heart of any Philosophy of Ministry. It is in Matthew 28:18-20 where this goal of the ministry is put into perspective.
Christ has commanded us to “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
My Philosophy of Ministry is about reaching out to unbelievers everywhere, converting and baptizing them, then teaching them to do the same.
The Nature and Purpose of the Church
Contrary to popular belief, the church is not just a building or a place of fellowship. Instead, the church is the people of God (1 Pt. 2:9).
My Philosophy of Ministry says that the church is the assembly of called out ones (by faith from sin to salvation) who work together for the glory of God both locally (Acts 8:1; 13:1; Rom. 16:1) and in a universal sense (Matt. 16:18; Eph 1:22,23). This combination of local and universal church make up the body of Christ.
The reason that the church exists is to express the great commandments of loving God and your neighbor (Matt. 22:37-40) by applying the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
If this happens, then the church will be making disciples of all nations through evangelism, baptism and teaching. The church will be helping the people who...