Assess & Implement your Ministry Potential
EFCA Central Multi-cultural Ministry Team is here to help you assess your ministry potential and implement strategies to multiply healthy churches among ALL PEOPLE.
We welcome your help and communication so that we can assist you in your ministry to reach out to all the people groups that God has placed in your sphere of influence. Let us know how we can help you turn your Christ honoring initiatives into realities and reach more Multi-cultural people with the Good News about the Lord Jesus Christ!
"He himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him."
Guidelines to assess and implement your ministry potential
How is your church positioned to:
- Increase multi-cultural attendance?
- Develop ministries to reach out to multi-cultural people?
- Plant new multi-cultural EFCA churches?
- Support district-wide multi-cultural ministries?
Inventory the opportunities and resources within your church and community
A – Resources in your church or community (people, skills, money, time, etc)
B – Needs of people in your area (physical, spiritual, etc)
C – Data & information about people and needs (statistics, surveys)
Challenges: What Barriers do You Face?
Identify challenges to tackle and specific resources you need to address the opportunities
A – Language – do you need bi-lingual people or language materials?
B – Resources – what other skills, finances or resources do you need?
C – People – what other human resources would help you meet the needs?
Strategies: What Steps Should You Take First?
Implement step-by-step strategies according to the priorities your team identifies
A – How to increase all peoples attendance in Anglo churches
B – How to develop ministries to reach out to all peoples
C – How to plant new all peoples churches
D – Supporting district-wide ministries
Evaluation: Keep Praying, Talking, and Working
Involve more people as you evaluate your progress and keep trying new approaches
A – Look at opportunities, challenges, strategies from different perspectives.
B – Consider what it would look like if you tried something different.
C – Talk with other people, organizations & churches for different approaches.
D – Support other district activities to learn and encourage more outreach.
E – Pray & plan on a continual basis, to re-focus your activities and objectives.
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