Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Robert Clinton on philosophy of ministry

'Leaders must develop a philosophy of ministry that simultaneously honors biblical leadership values, embraces the challenges of the times in which they live, and fits their unique gifts and personal development if they expect to be productive over a whole lifetime.' (The Making of a Leader - p180)

Can you articulate your philosophy of ministry? Many leaders misunderstand the difference between biblical values and philosophy of ministry. This quote from Clinton shows that your philosophy of ministry - the way a particular value is worked out, needs to be contextualised and also to fit the gifts and personality of the leader. It also negates the thought that my way is the only way to do ministry!