Our Purpose, Plan, & Process for Ministry
At Stillwater Bible Church we seek to proclaim the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to train believers to do ministry. Our vision for ministry is built on a paradigm we call Our Purpose, Plan, and Process for Ministry. This paradigm has proven to be effective in helping us develop ministry programs that have tremendous impact. Please take some time to read about:
- Our Purpose for Ministry
- Our Plan for Ministry
- Our Process for Ministry
Our Purpose for Ministry (Matt 28:18-20)
Our purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18-20). Making disciples involves two key areas: evangelism and training. Evangelism means we go into the community to share with others the Good News Message of Salvation. The Good News Message is that Jesus Christ died on a cross to pay for the sin of Mankind and He rose again on the third day to conquer death and that anyone who would place their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior would have eternal life (John 3:16). The second part of making disciples is training. We seek to train believers to know and apply the Word of God in their daily lives so they can grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)
Our Plan for Ministry (Eph 4:11-16)
Our plan for ministry is found in Ephesians 4:11-16. Simply put we seek to equip believers to do the ministry so that the body of Christ can grow. We want to equip believers to know, apply, and teach God’s Word so they can do the ministry of making disciples of Jesus Christ. As each believer does their part of the ministry the Body of Christ can be grow spiritually and numerically (Eph 4:16).
Our Process for Ministry
We call our process for ministry: Gathered & Scattered. We “gather” together to worship Jesus Christ and to be trained and equipped to serve Him and then we “scatter” into the community for evangelism and service. Our process for ministry is built for action and it is exciting to see those who attend Stillwater Bible engaged in the process. Most people connect with us through one of our big entry points (e.g. our Sunday morning worship service, or a “Women of Grace” Event, etc.). Once those connections are made we seek encourage them to move to smaller group settings by inviting them to participate in our GROW Groups, or a specific ministry geared to their particular life stage such as our Senior Adult ministry. In these smaller groups Christian friendships can develop that encourage godly living and facilitate evangelism and Christian Service.