The JA Ministry Tool Kit
This is a treasure chest full of Bible Studies and reading material for life long development. Just as Paul challenged Timothy to, “Train yourself in godliness” in 1Tim.4:7 so too we (This includes pastors and other leaders) should continue to grow so as to be our very best for God. So this material can be used both for self-development and for training others. Five areas of Growth are needed, namely
- Spiritual Roots – Relationship with God
- Truth-Doctrine-Theology We all need to stand on a solid foundation of truth.
- Character Growth and Development
- Social Skills
- Ministry Skills
This tool kit is especially useful for developing the spiritual roots and for character growth. The area of Truth-Doctrine-Theology is something that we leave up to Bible Schools and Seminaries. You will find helpful outlines of both the social and the ministry skills, but skills are something that you develop by doing, with observation, evaluation and correction. Finally, don’t pass up those things listed under “Other Important Stuff.” Here you will find excellent material on everything from, “The Call of God” to “Spiritual Formation” to a 365 day devotional to a “Road Map for Mentoring.” Be sure to browse around in this tool kit to familiarize yourself with the content so that you can reference it as needed.