Philosophy of Ministry- Angell Wynn
Love:
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is ...
Being an Example:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden”
(Matthew 5:14, ESV).
I believe t...
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  • 1. Philosophy of Ministry- Angell Wynn Love: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13:13, NIV). Love is the foundation of ministry. The greatest commandment is to love God with all of our hearts, souls, and minds and to love others as we love ourselves. Regardless of what ministry I am engaged in, I seek to serve out of a heart motivated by love; a heart that desires to please God and has true compassion for those to whom I am ministering. Prayer: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people” (Ephesians 6:18). I believe that prayer is a necessity of ministry. Jesus is our greatest example of being a Man of constant prayer. He consulted the Father on a regular basis, for long sessions of prayer or short powerful bursts of prayer. Prayer was the means by which Jesus maintained a connection with the Father and maintained focus on God’s Will. Without prayer, we start to go our own way and lose sight of our purpose. We must hear from God on a regular basis as well as share our burdens with Him on a regular basis. Being Spirit Led: “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. Theyare in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want” (Galatians 5:16,17). The Holy Spirit is what empowers me to do the work of the ministry. I believe that without the Holy Spirit, I am useless in ministry. I can be given to deception, temptation, and self- glorification. The leading of the Holy Spirit is another way for me to stay focused on God and God’s Will. It also gives me to ability to love others the way I am called to love and to sometimes correct others. Ministry sometimes calls for moments of correction and we can only do that if we are in the Spirit. Christ as my example: “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Cor 3:18). I believe that Christ should be my ultimate example for how I live my life, especially with regard to how I do ministry. I am on this earth to grow into the likeness of Christ and I have that as my primary goal in all that I do. This goal effects my ministry in that it provides a guideline for how I believe I am to treat others, how I respond to others treatment of me, and how I live my life from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspect. Emulating the way Christ ministered to others, is of the utmost importance to me.
  • 2. Being an Example: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14, ESV). I believe that ministry is about endeavoring to be an example to others. Although I will never be perfect, I believe that ministry is about showing others how to walk in the truth of God’s word, all in God’s grace. It is about showing and telling others about the changes God has made in my own life and giving Him all the glory for them. It is not about pretending to be perfect or “having it all together”. It is about being a living breathing example of God’s grace and letting that show in the way I live my life and how I minister to others. Ministering with my Gifts: “If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?” (1 Cor 12:17, NIV). I have an overall ministry as a Christian, to adhere to the great commission and to adhere to the greatest commandment: love God, love self, love others. I also have a specific ministry which involves counseling and ministering to married couples. I also have a passion for edifying others( helping them to see who God created them to be), intercessory prayer, and evangelism through writing. These are the gifts I believe God has given me, in order for me to best implement the overall mandate of the Church. All believers have a role to play in making the Church what God has called the Church to be. The specific roles I’ve mentioned are the ways in which God has equipped me to serve best, and are my priority when it comes to service. Facilitate Dependencyon Christ Alone: “Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). I endeavor to lead others to Christ, ultimately. I believe that my ministry should be a bridge to connect others to the Lord. Although I may be used to meet an immediate need in someone’s life, my purpose is to give God glory for what He does through me and to show others how to have their own relationship with God. Instead of making others dependent on ministry from others, I want to help them be dependent on God as the One who supplies all of their needs.

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