NEC PATHFINDER LEADERSHIP AWARD (PLA) Workshop
- Pathfinder and Community Ministry
Northeastern Conference Administrative Office115-50 Merrick BlvdJamaica, NY 11434
- Chris M. Jones, MG (PLA), AYL
- Saturday, 8 November 2008
- To enlarge our “field of concern” in the community through an examination,interpretation, and implementation of
I Corinthians 9:19-22
After this presentation, you will be
able to use your geographical knowledge of your community and how it is shared and used to address and minister to the unique needs of your community.
1. To engage the PLA candidate in an examination of Scripture
to establish its applicationto community ministry,2. To critically reflect on the presence and role of your church in the community,3. To examine community district profiles by mapping the information that it provides, anddetermine its utility,4. To identify community ministry in the AY/Pathfinder Curriculum and align itsrequirements with the needs of the community.
Point 1- Ministry to the community involves interaction with people of various religiousfaiths and cultures.Support-
I Corinthian 9:19-22
Essential questionsa. What does Paul mean when he says “…yet have I made myself servant unto all, thatI might gain the more”? What is his purpose?b. What are the various communities that Paul seeks to serve?c. What is his strategy for serving these communities?d. How can this strategy be applied in the communities we live in?
Point 2- Ministry to the community begins with reflection on how involved the church is in