Be the church God intends for you to be and you will tend to do what you should be doing. This manual guides you into making your church purpose more than a written statement. Go beyond saying you believe it to living in accordance with your purpose.
This 60 page ministry manual contains content from the Church Purpose Ministry section of the MinTools.com site plus more for each topic that will help you reflect and evaluate.
In addition to what is covered in the following topics in the
Church Purpose section of the site, you will also find what is listed below:
What is the Church's Purpose?
In addition to the content on the site, you will find Scripture for a further study of this purpose.
Benefits of Following the Church's Purpose
Each of the benefits is expanded to promote better understanding and include Scriptural backing. The benefits are followed by a tool to use for further reflection and evaluation to measure how well you are following the church's purposes in light of evidences or lack thereof of these benefits.
How to Use & Minister According to Your Church Purpose Statement
Suggestions for further progress are given for each point in the process including help on distinguishing between a purpose and a vision statement.
Tips for Using & Ministering According to Your Church Purpose Statement
Suggestions for further progress are given for each of the tips.
Obstacles in Becoming More Purposeful
An assessment is provided that can be distributed to others in your group that will help you get a sense of the health of your group based on the perceived climate of your ministry.
Practical Outworking of the Church's Purpose
An assessment is provided to help you determine how balanced you are in the outworking of the church’s purpose.
Questions for reflection about nurture/edification in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
Questions for reflection about worship in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
Questions for reflection about prayer in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
Questions for reflection about fellowship in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
Questions for reflection about benevolence in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
Questions for reflection about evangelism/outreach in your group regarding the priority, program, process, and end result (product).
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