Ministry Architects to visit Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd has invited Ministry Architects to help Good Shepherd's children and youth programs make a long-term plan for sustainable growth. Ministry Architects is a group dedicated to building sustainable, deep-impacting ministries; expanding the competence, joy, and longevity of those working in these ministries and providing the most direct access to the best ministry resources available today. They base their ministry advice on listening to small groups at the church, helping provide focus, planning and long term goals. As a group, Ministry Architect operates with the following values:
¨ CHRIST-CENTERED Our foundational assumption is that this life, at its best, is found in knowing and following Jesus Christ.
¨ PLAYFULNESS We take God seriously enough to prevent us from taking ourselves too seriously; making laughter, celebration and joy a normal expression of our daily lives.
¨ CLIMATE We establish a climate of non-anxiousness for churches that have become mired in anxiousness, conflict and frustration.
¨ RELATIONSHIPS We build lifelong connections with our clients and connect them to the people and resources they need to accomplish their missions.
¨ CREATIVITY We think creatively to help youth and children’s ministries go beyond traditional models of staffing, structuring and implementation.
¨ RESPONSIVENESS We enjoy giving our clients more than they expect from us, providing them with the tools they need before they can know what tools to ask for.
¨ RESULTS-ORIENTED We are not dispensers of advice, but guarantors of intentional progress.
¨ HOLY APATHY We take time to know our clients, their denominations and their dreams for their own ministries without imposing a one-size-fits-all “model” on churches.
¨ THE POOR We construct our ministry in such a way that those in most desperate need of our services are increasingly served by members of our team.
Good Shepherd is hoping for help with clarifying our vision, implementing a program that will have our church talking, establishing an active Cloud of Witnesses for our youth and children’s ministry, effectively engaging parents as direct participants and establishing a solid foundation for leadership.
May 25, 2013
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