Video 1: Philosophy of Ministry Issues
(From a Steve Childers’ seminary classroom lecture – recorded live)
Most religions are locked into a particular time and culture in history with a unique language, dress, form of worship, etc. they believe must be observed in every generation.
But that’s not true of Christianity. This is why, in every generation, Christians follow the example of Jesus’ incarnation and take on diversely different cultural forms as ways to express their faith in worship and life.
The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 9 how far he was willing to go in order to accommodate cultures different from his to win people to Christ: “To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win the Jews…to those outside the law, I became as one outside the law….”
But, are we going too far? Or are we going far enough?
How far should we go in embracing cultural forms in order to find common ground for the sake of the gospel? In this video we’ll begin exploring the answers to the question:
How can I contextualize the gospel without compromise?
In this 5-part series you’ll be equipped to:
- Explain the value of having a Philosophy of Ministry
- Describe the key components in contextualizing
- Illustrate common dangers in neglecting a Philosophy of Ministry
- Define the four levels of cultural transformation
- Understand how behaviors and worldviews relate to each other
This brief video (7:07) will help you understand the value of having a Philosophy of Ministry.
Registration closes November 15