Ministry Perspectives: Conflicts Without, Fears Within
The overall objective of this course is to develop a biblical perspective of life and ministry as the guiding force for standing firm in the ministry, skillfully and resolutely addressing the problems and problem people within the church. Specifically, this means that each person studying the course would:
Study Paul's letters to the Corinthian church and his instructions to Timothy and Titus to gain insight into a "realistic" perspective of ministry.
Formulate a description of the ministry and perspectives one should have of the ministry based on the study of Paul's Corinthian and Pastoral letters.
Examine personal ministry attitudes and perspectives, and test these against Paul's description of the ministry and a minister, in order to reshape personal perspectives around his teaching and example.
- Make specific commitments and strategies related to personal perspective in ministry which will be a guide for long-term development and involvement in the church and its mission in the world.