Ch.31 strategies for humanitarian ministry

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Ch.31 strategies for humanitarian ministry

  1. 1. Introduction to MissiologyCh. 31 – Strategies forHumanitarian Ministries By John Cheyne
  2. 2. The Place of Humanitarian MinistryHumanitarian ministry is not just a means to an end. Rather, it is an expression of a fundamental aspect of God’s character – His love and compassion for His creaturesMt 11:6-8; Mk 6:7-11; Lk.7:11-23
  3. 3. OverviewWe will look at three aspects of this ministry:2. Principles for involvement3. Philosophy of ministry4. Planning for effective involvement
  4. 4. Principles for Effective Ministry1. Incarnational – modeled by the missionary in their everyday life • Problem – paternalism2. Inclusive – done in a way that includes as many of the target group as possible3. Holistic – addressing all of – physical needs – underlying causes – spiritual dynamicsthat have abetted the emergence of these needs
  5. 5. Philosophy for Effective Ministry1. Relief – providing resources to help people endure a time of crisis2. Development – investing resources in the creation of self-sustaining processes that address the underlying causes of human hurt3. Transformation – creating an integrated system of self-sustaining responses that addresses both the spiritual and physical needs of the target audience
  6. 6. Ministry Pyramid Transformation Development Relief
  7. 7. Planning for Effective Ministry1.Same basic processes as for cross- cultural church planting2.Focus is different – meeting real human need in a way that is self-sustaining as well as redemptive.
  8. 8. Use a Planning Process1.Research – target group, culture2.Analyze – underlying issues3.Set Objectives4.Create action plans5.Monitor activity and Measure results

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