7 Free Disciple-Making Resources from Equipping Counselors for Your Church
Note: This is the second in a series of posts where I’m giving away free resources from the Appendix of my book Equipping Counselors for Your Church. For links to the first three resources, visit Part One.
A Biblical MVP-C
In Equipping Counselors for Your Church, I explain that far too much “envisioning” is devoid of biblical content and practical relevance. I spend two chapters developing a theological foundation for catching and casting God’s mission and vision. I also illustrate the many practical, relational benefits that result from facilitating a congregation or ministry team to discover the biblical mission and unique vision behind their calling.
Today, I’m providing links to seven resources related to mission and vision that are found in the Appendix to Equipping Counselors for Your Church.
1. Appendix 3.1: Church-Wide MVP-C: A sample congregational mission, vision, passion, and commission statement.
2. Appendix 3.2: Ministry-Specific MVP-C: A sample biblical counseling ministry mission, vision, passion, and commission statement.
3. Appendix 3.3: Elder MVP-C: A sample elder board mission, vision, passion, and commission statement.
4. Appendix 4:1: Personal MVP-C: A sample personal ministry mission, vision, passion, and commission statement.
5. Appendix 4:2 Discovering Our BC Mission: Probing questions and passages to explore as you facilitate the mission discovery process.
6. Appendix 4:3: LEAD MVP-C: A sample LEAD (Life Encouragers And Disciplers) biblical counseling ministry mission, vision, passion, and commission statement.
7. Appendix 4:4: Vision Catching Probes: Probing questions and guided discussions as you facilitate the vision catching process.
Our next set of resources will include Appendix 5.1: sample wording for a Congregational Vote (approval/affirmation) for the launch of a biblical counseling ministry. It will also include Appendix 6.1: a robust, twenty-page Biblical Counseling Information Packet. And it will include Appendix 7.1: an outline of Biblical Counseling Equipping Goals.
Join the Conversation
For you, has the “envisioning process” been a waste of time? A secular business endeavor? Top-down manipulation where the “leader” charts his course? Or, has “envisioning” been a biblical process of studying God’s Word to find His wisdom for your ministry?