Imagine yourself going to your new pastoral assignment. It’s your first day of reporting to your new assignment. You wanted to know more about the church.
You might have gotten some information beforehand, maybe during the pastoral search. Now that you’re finally starting, you need further details.
What should you do?
Yes, it’s common sense that to appreciate and participate in a church organisation or ministry, one needs to know the organisation or program they are joining.
As a pastor or ministry leader, you might already have some data sets in mind, and you need to fill them up and then start the planning process.
Maybe the church has been implementing an information system to update every year and use for strategic planning.
What if the church doesn’t have an existing and updated information portfolio that you could read and study as their new pastor?
One of the MAP Toolkit goals is to generate information sets necessary for consistent church growth planning and ministry implementation.
The MAP Toolkit has tools that will facilitate gathering data in a participatory and creative way.
These information sets will be useful for consistent church growth planning and ministry implementation.
The information sets and the data gathering process may vary, depending on the participants’ creativity, but the key dynamics in using the MAP tools are participatory and creativity.
The MAP Toolkit has tools that will help accomplish the task of keeping the ministry’s passion in the church and the community.
When a church engages in discovering her indigenous faith-wisdom, there would be much appreciation and participation in the ministry.