So far we have seen how to consider different issues related to the ministry and have captured ideas for improvement. We now need to take these forward to a finalised Action Plan. 4. Identifying and agreeing improvements to be made By the end of Day 1 many sheets of notes have been blue-tacked to the walls […]

Continue reading about Pursuing Excellence in Ministry with the Poor – Pt 4. The Action Plan

Having outlined the philosophy of ‘pursuing excellence’ we shall now look at the process of carrying out a Ministry Health Check with a ministry team. 1. How long does it take? Two days, or the equivalent, are needed for the process to be carried out. This may seem a lot of time but to lessen it […]

Continue reading about Pursuing Excellence in Ministry with the Poor – Pt 3. The Process

Last time I proposed that a church’s ministry with the poor should be excellent. Let me now share some ministries in which I have helped develop Action Plans for further improvement of what were already good ministries. School In Guinea, in West Africa, I helped evaluate a church-based school with which I have worked for many […]

Continue reading about Pursuing Excellence in Ministry with the Poor – Pt 2. Some examples

In the coming weeks I will share how I believe churches can carry out excellent ministries with the poor. I believe that is on God’s heart. It is good At creation we repeatedly read that God looked on all that he had made and declared it to be good (Gen 1:4, 10, 12 etc). Sadly, when the […]

Continue reading about Pursuing Excellence in Ministry with the Poor – Pt 1. Setting the scene