...I could grow and learn in a Christ centered environment and be more prepared for when I graduate and fond my place as a Christian in a secular world. But I will be the one influencing others. With the Bible as my sword and the Lord as my strength there is nothing I am unable do. Works Cited Bingham, D. Jeffrey. Pocket History of the Church.
Christian counselors teach that a belief that God is within each of us, is the first step to developing spirituality. Undeniably, becoming more spiritual can be extremely useful in dealing with emotional problems. Once a person achieves a higher level of spirituality, and develops a deeper relationship with God, it is important to understand, “because we are spiritual people who live in a spiritual world, the Bible gives no indication that it is ever safe to take off the armor of God” (Anderson, 2003, p. 58). Dr. Anderson underscores, a message that understanding the true nature of God, and discerning who... ... middle of paper ... ...eedom and grow in Christ. Ventura, CA: Regal Books.
Critique on Kingdom Education Summary Kingdom education is a process that begins with a child accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior and continues with the goal of that child reaching maturity in Christ. As such, evangelism and discipleship are part of a kingdom education that will train children to know God and have a biblical worldview. This worldview is taught through Bible stories, but is also incorporated into every subject and into educational methods that reflect a biblical philosophy. Ultimately, parents are responsible before God for their child; however, it is the role of the church and the school to support the parents in their God given responsibility. In Kingdom education, these three cords must work in harmony to evangelize, discipline and train each child to incorporate a biblical worldview into everything they do.
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In an effort to determine culture’s influence on a local congregation seeking to fulfill the Universal Church’s mission, an analysis of its core goals in relation to this unchanging mission, its efforts toward its target culture, and its cultural foundations affecting ministry efforts revealed culture’s ability to both enhance and usurp the Universal Church’s mission. The Mission and Goals of the Local Ministry Just before Jesus ascended, He gave His disciples their mission, commonly known as the Great Commission, to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). As the church has developed, this charge is central to its mission. Making disciples is not just an activ... ... middle of paper ... ...nel, approach, expectations, intended results, and essential values.
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The specific church offices are defined as: bishops or elders, and deacons. T... ... middle of paper ... ...ted. Works Cited Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. “What’s All the Fuss About? An Analysis of the ‘Baptist Faith & Message’ Statement and What it Could Mean for You and Your Church.” Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: 1-12, accessed January 18, 2014, http://thefellowship.info/cbf/files/95/955dae4b-2262-4b38-b982-19fb2f8ebdf4.pdf.
The new path led to a transition from a secular K-12 setting to Christian higher education; yet, still within the context of supporting a diverse student population. My purpose became preparing and teaching ministerial leadership in a multi-ethnic church, “bridging the gap leadership.” In fulfilling God’s will and direction, I was led to me apply to graduate school. While I hold a strong credo concerning access to education for all learners, I feel as fervent regarding continual development for educators. One’s pursuit of content knowledge and pedagogy assist in maintaining a fresh perspective and development as a professional. More importantly, I am a teaching pastor and have the additional responsibility of serving and shepherding students.
These are questions for many students of the Bible. How do I represent God and still reach the lost souls of our generation and at the same time feed the Believers of Christ so they won’t starve to death? Either way we must trust what we have learned to impact everyone who God has given to us to reach. Students of the Word must believe that God has given them a sermon to impact the lives of many. The main factor is we must learn to understand the basic principles of Expository, Topical and Textual preaching.