UNIT THREE INTRODUCTION In this unit of study, you will begin to formulate your own theology of ministry and validate from the Holy Writ the nature and purpose of your calling. Stan Toler’s Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry will help us along that road by addressing matters of personal concern in the pastor’s life – his ministry, from pastoral care to recruiting volunteers and caring for others. Our lecture for the unit, “The Philosophy of Ministry,” will guide you in your efforts to develop your own philosophy of ministry, providing guidelines for culling error and gleaning truth. The threaded discussion for this unit will provide a platform for “testing” your insights in dialogue. The readings and conversation engaged in this unit of study will be invaluable to your future quest for fruitful returns on your diligent efforts to be successful in ministry. UNIT THREE RESOURCES ? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry ? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century ? 3.1a PDF: The Philosophy of Ministry Lecture UNIT THREE ASSIGNMENTS 3.1 TEXT/MEDIA: TEXTBOOKS; PDF INTRODUCTION AND ALIGNMENT See Unit Three Introduction above. RESOURCES ? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry ? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century ? 3.1a PDF: The Philosophy of Ministry Lecture INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read Part 3 in Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry. 2. Read Unit 5 from The Pentecostal Pastor. 3. Read “The Philosophy of Ministry” lecture. 3.3 THREADED DISCUSSION: TEXT/MEDIA REVIEW INTRODUCTION AND ALIGNMENT This discussion allows you to dialogue with your peers about the course material. By sharing your ideas with one another, it will enable you to confirm, reject, or refine your understanding of the material. Since you have already gathered important information from the reading, you should be able to contribute and dialogue fairly easy. Try to develop a “thread” in the discussion where there are several replies to a certain topic or issue. RESOURCES ? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry ? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century ? 3.1a PDF: The Philosophy of Ministry Lecture.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION None INSTRUCTIONS 1. For your initial post, indicate YOUR thoughts and feedback on this Unit’s assigned reading. You should concentrate on only one aspect of the text/media that you thought was interesting and share your thoughts about it. 2. Your initial post of at least 100 words should comment on an idea, event, work, concept, or person found in the text/media. It cannot be the same subject matter as the previous discussion. After reviewing the text/media, what is one thing that you thought to be interesting and why?