Ministry development is demonstrated by a capacity for advancing ministries with an awareness and use of effective ministry models for engaging with and equipping others in worship, witness, discipleship, care, and service to the world.
Advancing ministries begins with the church’s vision to participate in the Kingdom of God. That vision includes either the adoption of existing ministry models, programs, practices, and strategies, or the creation of inventive and healthy endeavors.
The adoption or creation of effective ministry models and the related ministries and strategies includes awareness, alertness, and appropriate discernment of contextual fit within church, para-church, or marketplace settings, and the public sphere more broadly.
Ministry developers exercise a facility for engaging with and equipping others. Key relational components include caring, discipling, training, mentoring, modelling, encouraging, serving, resourcing, blessing, listening, coaching, recruiting, praying, delegating, empowering, and team building. The goal is to see individuals and ministries flourish as they are encouraged, equipped, and positioned to multiply the effectiveness of the Kingdom of God on earth.