Entries in Involvement (7)

Sunday
Aug012010

Involvement, Spiritual Gifts in Christian Ministry

These resources address the universal belief that disciples should steward their gifts to forward the mission of God and build up the body of Christ, and that leaders must equip people for this. This is referred to in various says, depending on one’s perspective, using terms such as member involvement, ministry equipping, gift-based ministry, stewarding, or missional living. This guide discusses comprehensive systems of gift-based ministry, including small group approaches. It is closely related to the guides on “Greeting and New Member Integration,” “Managing Volunteers,” “Ministry Teams,” “Spiritual Gifts,” and “Missional Lifestyle, Discipleship, and Spirituality.”

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Tuesday
Aug032010

Volunteer Management for Ministry in Church

All churches, regardless of size, depend on members working together in ministry. Most of this is unpaid, or “volunteer.” Because of this, churches still experience all the dynamics of volunteer management. This has applications in the areas of Ministry Involvement and Church Administration.

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Friday
Sep032010

Spirituality, Spiritual Formation, Index to Resource Guides

In the meantime, click below to related resource guides on Leadership Development, Ministry Burnout and Self-Care, and Missional Discipleship and Spirituality.

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Monday
Nov152010

Ministry Staff, Team Ministry - Index

The term “Team Ministry” or “Ministry Teams” is used broadly to refer to virtually all aspects of cooperative work in congregations. This guide links to several others that cover the full range of staff and team issues. This also has implications for Ministry Involvement and Church Administration, thus the cross-listing of this guide under those categories.

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Monday
Nov152010

Team Ministry, General Resources

The resources listed in this guide are not targeted to ministry but discuss universal team concepts. Authors include Jon Katzenbach, Kenneth Blanchard, Patrick Lencioni, John Maxwell, and others. This is closely related to guides on Staff Teams and Congregational Ministry Teams.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Team Ministry, Congregational Ministry Teams

This guide features resources on on Congregational Ministry Teams, sometimes called Lay-Ministry Teams. The focus in on the broader dimensions of congregational involvement through the team framework.

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Monday
Aug012011

Spiritual Gifts

It is often difficult to separate literature on spiritual gifts from material on the bigger picture of member involvement through gift-based ministry. Many resources on spiritual gifts, however, including inventories, are focused mostly on gift discovery, but do not deal extensively with how to take members from the point of discovery to ministry involvement. The resources in this guide fit better into that category, while the related guide on Gift-Based Ministry looks at the broader concerns.

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