About Me

My photo

I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

What Builds A Local Church (in the human perception)

LEADERSHIP


STRUCTURE


DIRECTION


PURPOSE


DESIRE

COMMITMENT


SET IN MOTION



TO LAY OUT THE PURPOSE DIRECTIVES


PROGRAMS OR MINISTRIES WITHOUT AN UNDERSTANDING OF ITS PHILOSOPHY WILL ONLY BE A PROGRAM OR MINISTRY


A set of unalterable principles that determines how you will function in the ministry


The general guidelines that will help achieve the purpose of the ministry


  1. The Purpose is First

  2. Then the Implementation is Second

  3. Bring the leaders of ministry to agree and understand those purposes then have the workers to comprehend the intention of the ministry

A well articulated principle of ministry that is biblical is essential to
"DOING GOD’S WORK IN GOD’S WAY."

What should drive a particular ministry?


  1. Are there different approaches we can take to have an effective ministry?

  2. How do we evaluate a potential ministry opportunity?

  3. How do we develop a ministry that is biblically driven?

Drafted by Charles E. Whisnant