Philosophy of Ministry

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 ESV

After 25 years as a leader in business and over a quarter century serving in church leadership, I have learned more from my failures than successes. My experiences in both worlds have shaped my philosophy of ministry. which continues to develop to focus less on metrics and measurement and center more on relationships.

I firmly believe that community breeds growth and sanctification, while isolation leads to apathy. Effective ministry involves connecting with people and coming alongside them with genuine care, biblical truth and the hope that can only be found in Christ. It’s my joy to disciple and walk with others on their journeys, pointing them to Jesus each step of the way.

MISSION: To glorify God by connecting people and teaching them the life-changing love and grace of Jesus Christ.

VISION: To see people transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives, through the truth of God’s Word and the love of His people.

VISION:

  1. GOD-GLORIFYING: Life is not about me; it is about bringing glory to God. (John 3:28-30)

  2. BIBLE-CENTERED: I embrace the Bible as the authoritative Word of God through expositional preaching, personal study and application to my life, and then to the lives of the flock God has entrusted to me. (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12; Colossians 1:28) Embracing His Word leads to consistent growth, which enables a greater understanding and application of Scripture.

  3. DISCIPLE MAKING: I intentionally seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who in turn make additional disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Timothy 2:2)

  4. AUTHENTIC LIVING: I value being real and transparent while engaging the Holy Spirit to manifest His attributes. (1 Peter 1:13-16; Galatians 5:22) Of all the fruits of the spirit, I pray most for humility, as it is the conduit for the other core values.

  5. COMPASSIONATE SERVICE: I seek to offer the love of Christ by meeting physical needs with good deeds, and addressing spiritual needs with the good news of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:16)