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The ministry discovery process

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The ministry discovery process

  1. 1. S.H.A.P.E.d to Serve Process”“The Ministry Discovery Marikina Foursquare Gospel Church January 20, 2013
  2. 2. PURPOSE OF THE MESSAGE
  3. 3. PURPOSE OF 1) I will DISCOVER my unique design (S.H.A.P.E.) forMESSAGE ministry and commit to developing and using my God-given abilities in servingTHE God and others through my church family.
  4. 4. PURPOSE OF 2) I will SELECT and beginMESSAGE SERVING in the ministry of my church that best EXPRESSES what God wantsTHE me to be.
  5. 5. I. WHAT ISMINISTRY?
  6. 6. MINISTRY?I. WHAT IS diakonos (Greek) to serve
  7. 7. MINISTRY?I. WHAT IS Ministry is using whatever God has given me to serve Him and the needs of others.
  8. 8. II. WE MINISTER IN 3 DIRECTIONS
  9. 9. II. WE MINISTERDIRECTIONS • To God (Acts 13:2) • To the believers (Heb 6:10) • To the unbelievers (Matt 5:13)IN 3
  10. 10. III. WE MINISTER IN 5 AREAS OF NEED (HOLISTIC)
  11. 11. III. WE MINISTER • To people’s PHYSICAL needsIN 3 AREAS OF (Matt 25:35-36, 40; Matt 10:42) • To people’s EMOTIONAL needs (1 Thess 5:14) • To people’s SOCIAL needsNEED (Heb 10:24-25)
  12. 12. III. WE MINISTERIN 3 AREAS OF • To people’s INTELLECTUAL needs (2 Tim 4:16) • To people’s SPIRITUAL needs (2 Cor 5:18; Col 1:28-29)NEED
  13. 13. IV. PURPOSE
  14. 14. IV. PURPOSE God wants to use me to help others toward maturity.
  15. 15. V. THE PRIORITY OF MINISTRY WHY SHOULD I BE INTERESTED?
  16. 16. V. THE PRIORITY • I’ve been CREATED forOF MINISTRY ministry (Eph 2:10) • I’ve been SAVED for ministry (2 Tim 1:19) • I’ve been CALLED for ministry (Gal 1:15; 1 Peter 2:9-10)
  17. 17. V. THE PRIORITY I am not who I think I am.OF MINISTRY I am not who you think I am. But I really am who God says I am.
  18. 18. V. THE PRIORITYOF MINISTRY My primary identity: I AM A MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST.
  19. 19. V. THE PRIORITY • I’ve been GIFTED for ministryOF MINISTRY (1 Peter 4:10) • I’ve been AUTHORIZED for ministry (Matt 28:18-19) • I am COMMANDED to minister (Col 4:17; Matt 20:28)
  20. 20. V. THE PRIORITY • I am to be EQUIPPED forOF MINISTRY ministry (Eph 4:11-12) • The body of Christ NEEDS my ministry (1 Cor 12:27) Ministry always functions in the context of the CHURCH FAMILY.
  21. 21. V. THE PRIORITY • I am ACCOUNTABLE for myOF MINISTRY ministry (Rom 14:12) Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) • I will be REWARDED for my ministry (Col 3:23-24; Matt 25:23)
  22. 22. CONCLUSIONFREELY YOU HAVERECEIVED, FREELYGIVE. (Matthew 10:8)
  23. 23. REFLECTIONHow are you serving the Lord now?Any idea on how God can use you?

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