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Connect with Ministry Models, Mentors and Partners

Connect with ministry models, mentors and partners

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Guiding Principles

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE MINISTRY JOURNEY

Emphasize passionate spirituality. "Step One: Love God with your whole heart, and your neighbor as yourself." Transformational ministry begins as we submit our whole lives to God as instruments of Christ's love (2 Cor. 8:5). Faith without works is dead (James 2:20); activity without devotion is hollow (1 Cor. 13:3). So integrate prayer, theological reflection, and worship at every step. Bottom line: transformation is God's work.

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Tenth Memorial Baptist Church: Effective Ministry Partnerships

Tenth Memorial Baptist Church: Effective Ministry Partnerships

"Whenever you partner with anybody, make sure that their mission and their objective complement yours, so that you don't get absorbed or side-tracked by what somebody else wants to do," advises Rev. Bill Moore. This is particularly essential when churches undertake to collaborate with government.

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Who else is on the journey? Why?

Activity: Explore & Connect

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How Do We Overcome Obstacles to Mission?

How do we overcome obstacles to mission?
Confront interia, fears, and conflict

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Life in Christ Cathedral of Faith and Media Presbyterian Church: Forging an Urban-Suburban Partnership

Life in Christ Cathedral of Faith and Media Presbyterian Church: Forging an Urban-Suburban Partnership

For thirteen years, inner-city pastor Dickie Robbins prayed for a cross-cultural partnership. He participated in several joint church projects, but each one fell through. In one case, he befriended a white pastor who offered to help Life in Christ start a food ministry. The partnership ended, however, when the member of the Anglo church who coordinated the program died, and the person's church stopped supporting the ministry. The partnership had never become central to that church's vision.

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Processing the Community Study Report

PROCESSING THE COMMUNITY STUDY REPORT


Many churches that undertake a community assessment do the study, write the report, file
the report, and forget about the report. But a community study is not information for
information's sake; it is gathered for the purpose of equipping the church to share the good
news of the gospel in word and deed. Keep this goal in mind. If you allow your study
committee to get bogged down in statistics or overwhelmed with details, you will end up
with "paralysis of analysis."

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Why Partner?

Why Partner?

Partnerships are risky. Partnerships take energy and time. It may not be easy to look
past the challenges of organizing your own congregation for ministry to see the potential
in collaborating with others. Nor is it always easy to adjust to a partnering agency’s different
methods and priorities. Is the effort worth it?


Few churches can carry out effective holistic ministry without entering into some
form of partnership. The attached documents describes that this is true for seven practical reasons and three theological reasons.

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