Current Volunteer-Vision

Current Volunteer-Vision

Current Volunteer-Vision

After conducting an internal or self-evaluation regarding what I want to do as a volunteer, as a set of ideas have emerged. These ideas, put together comprise my volunteer-vision in the context of my willingness to be part of the ministry. From a brief perspective, my “volunteer-vision” is to actively enlighten and even enliven individual people to the knowledge regarding the love of Jesus Christ, I intend to do so through educating, extending and even engaging the ‘Hand of God’ in an effort to teach the cause and course of God throughout the Universe. Accordingly, I have a vision of sharing and assuming the responsibility of fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission.

Ways of Successfully Leading the Serving Church Family by Dr. Wilmington

Dr. Wilmington, in his perfect example of athletes and team building, attempts to create an excellent and reliable example of how a church leader ought to handle the ministry. Remember, the greatest expectation of any leader in the ministry is to win more souls in a just and reliable manner[1]. Hence, there are several ways through which a church leader can conduct the ministry successfully. As stipulated by Dr. Wilmington, it is clear that engaging in teamwork especially when making decisions on what should be done in the future of the ministry is imperative. It is during this teamwork process that the leader gets an opportunity to prepare for his evangelistic tasks. He provides a relevant Biblical example of Acts Chapter One which shows the element of preparedness before the apostles went to spread the gospel later as stipulated in the second chapter of the same book[2]. A perfect example is that the leader may take time with the rest of the church family to engage in a conference or beach session and discuss the appropriate approach and focus regarding the ministry. That includes engaging in the necessary member replacements to ensure that the vision does not die due to the departure of some contributors in the church family. That will provide an opportunity for the leader to focus on the right strategies hence achieving the expected results of winning souls and retaining them. 

Aspect of Connecting and Coaching Volunteers

One aspect of connecting and coaching volunteers that I find very important is that of teamwork and replacement[3]. Quite often, the coach is required to separate between those who are expected to move on with the ministry and those who are expected to leave the room and other dedicated parties are engaged in the course of spreading the gospel. Ideally, from a personal level of understanding, it is clear that the only way to ensure a clear transit through the ministry is by having people with a common purpose to spread the gospel and win souls. That calls for replacements.

Personal Experience

The material acquired in this class are by far going to impact my current and future approach to leadership and the church growth in an affirmative manner. First, I have learned that church leadership requires an appropriate approach for there to be desirable results. For instance, understanding elements associated with proper decision making and the need for engaging in preparedness as far as conducting the ministry is concerned will assist me in changing my leadership ways and embracing the approaches that will result in a successful growth of the church in the long-term[4].            

Bibliography

Stanley, Andy, et al. 7 Practices of Effective Ministry. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2004

“Presentation: Church Leadership I by Dr. Matt Wilmington.” Video file. 2016. https://download.liberty.edu/courses/f06fr.mp4.


[1] “Presentation: Church Leadership I by Dr. Matt Wilmington.” Video file. 2016. https://download.liberty.edu/courses/f06fr.mp4.

[2] “Presentation: Church Leadership I by Dr. Matt Wilmington.” Video file. 2016. https://download.liberty.edu/courses/f06fr.mp4.

[3] Stanley, Andy, et al. 7 Practices of Effective Ministry. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2004

[4] “Presentation: Church Leadership I by Dr. Matt Wilmington.” Video file. 2016. https://download.liberty.edu/courses/f06fr.mp4.

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