Philosophy of Ministry

Philosophy of Ministry

Ephesians 4 is the GPS (Gospel Positioning System) for the local church. It defines both the church’s goals and function.

A Bible-believing church is to equip the believers for service through emphasis on the preaching and teaching of the Word from the pulpit as well as in all other ministries and activities of the church. Individual believers are also to emphasize personal reading, memorization of and meditation on the Word. Christians will be encouraged to study for themselves and to gain discernment in their examination of the Scriptures and in doctrine.

The church is also to edify by reminding believers of the Biblical purpose of the ministry and the Christian life and by encouraging them to edify one another through ministry and manner of life. A strong focus on building Scriptural families and friendships is necessary for a consistent Christian walk in their personal and public lives.

The Biblical church will have a passion for the lost and will lead believers in praying for the lost and in training them to evangelize through personal contact in every day situations and purposeful outreaches such as programs, meetings, meals or visitation. The goal is equipped and edified Christians who will have a Scriptural focus on the Great Commission–the preaching of the gospel and discipleship both at home and around the world–and who will give and go as missionaries to fulfill that purpose.

The body of believers will practice personal, practical and public worship to exalt their Lord and Saviour, not only during church services but also as part of their daily Christian walk.

 

Philosophy of Youth Ministry

The GBC youth group exists as a Word-driven, discipleship-oriented ministry designed to help parents in their pursuit to equip and to encourage their young people to grow in grace and to reach out with the Gospel of Christ to their peers.