The philosophy of Ministry for a church doesn’t need to be overly-complicated. Our desire is to do what God has commanded, and to do it in ways that He has ordained.
First, we must be centered on and driven by the text of the Word of God. We desire to accurately and effectively teach and preach the Bible, the God-breathed words of Holy Scripture. And we desire to be doers of that word, not merely hearers or scholars of it. If it doesn’t affect the way we live, then we haven’t really gotten the message.
Second, we desire to be God-centered in all we do. Quite frankly, life isn’t primarily about us – it isn’t about you, or about me. Our task should be to glorify God in all that we do, humbling ourselves so that God would be magnified in and through us.
Third, we openly declare the utter depravity and sinfulness of man and the need for salvation which can be found in Jesus Christ alone. Without the mention of the Law of God, there is no recognition of sin and therefore no understanding of the need of salvation. It doesn’t take a seminary professor to figure out that the Bible very clearly teaches that every person has sinned, deserves hell, and cannot save himself. Only by the person and work of Jesus Christ can a sinful human being find complete forgiveness and be reconciled to God.
Fourth, our desire is that this gospel message be given to all peoples – locally, regionally, and even to the ends of the earth. Evangelism and missions must be a high priority of the church, because Jesus has commanded that it be such (Matt. 28:18-20).
Other excellent and detailed philosophy of ministry articles can be found on The Bible Church of Little Rock’s Philosphy of Ministry page.