The How To's of Prayer Ministry

7.10 Growth and the Need for Ministry Professionalism

As ministries move through growth plateaus, written procedural policies protect the ministry and provide for mutual respect to all involved. Discretionary matters once decided over the Supper Bowl and pizza are reserved to orderly business practices. After all ministry is a business, “God’s business.” While some argue that ministry professionalism creates an elite ministry class, its true purpose is to establish perimeters of authority and maintain order through growth. Boundaries are set in regard to position that further ensure proper ministry etiquette and close the door to irresponsible discretion and vulnerability.