Rob Lamont Christian Youth Resources, Australia
1991, edited last on 2009
of this form is to let you think through the whole area of ministry.
called to minister for God is a high calling and should be undertaken
prayer. Although a form is in many ways very impersonal the main aim is
to let you work through effectively what is needed for ministry.
To Scripture being our final authority on all matters of faith.
To the teachings of the Church
reflected in the Statement of belief)
To all Christians being gifted by God for ministry.
The chief concern of Christians is to glorify and honour Christ through
a holy life and to have a deep concern for the
(1 Corinthians 2:2)
Our aim is to have unity and care for one another.
To encourage personal Christian
Our leaders are to be examples of
That we will seek to build one another
What do I need
to do before
I consider a ministry?
It is expected that before anyone can lead in any ministry that they
have done or will do the training necessary for that ministry.
before someone commits themselves to a ministry that they have read its
job description and the Philosophy Of Ministry" document and are
willing to fulfill its requirements or choose a different
A believing and practicing
(Rom.10:9, 2 Tim.1:13-14)
Good Bible knowledge and regular personal quiet times. (Titus 2:1)
Seeking personal holiness in your life. (Some specific areas that this
includes are not dating non Christians, not drinking
alcohol to excess, not using impure language, seeking God's will in
life. (2 Timothy 1:9, 2:22, 2:15)
Committed to the ministry and philosophy of the Church.
Committed to coming weekly to worship at
( Hebrews 10:24-25)
Will be a committed and regular member of a small group ministry and
to that group. (2 Timothy 2:4)
Willing to be equipped through
A desire to serve Christ through ministry and a passion to see God's
grow. (1 Peter 5:3)
to obey your co-ordinator and leaders who are above you, especially the
Church staff. (Heb. 13:17, Titus 3:1)
on a ministry it will be for a year (renewable) and you will need to
6 to 8 weeks notice if you want to
pull out to your key leader and to the Minister.
being a leader you will not date any of the members of that group that
you are working with. (1 Corinthians 6:12)
trustworthy and reliable. (Titus 2:6)
people will not take on a ministry that they cannot be fully committed
one ministry per person. If a person wants to do more then take on a
ministry or put more time into
your current ministry. If a second ministry is desired it may be in the
area of service e.g.. music, drama etc.
That leaders are to minister to the same gender wherever possible.
study leaders need to lead groups of the same
sex or have an opposite sex co-leader. (Titus 2:6-8)
you have ministry gifts in that area of
(1 Cor.12, Rom.12, Eph.4)
of the key leaders and co-ordinators.
Are as above
1. Not a new
(Over two year minimum)
and stability in your life.
The list below is to
you work through what is expected of people who are in ministry in the
Church. ( Before a ministry is undertaken you will need to work through
the following checklist)
1. I have read,
and agree with the Church ministry statement. Yes / No
2. I have read
standard for ministry and fulfill them. Yes / No
3. My Bible Study
4. I have read
job description and am committed to fulfilling the requirements. Yes /
5. I have
fulfilled or will
undertake the training necessary for the ministry that I am interested
in. Yes / No
6. The area of
I am interested in is.