If you want to grow your ability to serve and lead in ministry and strengthen your spiritual maturity, South College can help you pursue your higher calling.
Examining the Role of Ministry in Our Communities
Ministers have a direct impact on the lives of many people. They lead and conduct religious services, deliver spiritual and moral guidance and support, and perform other duties according to their faith. They may collaborate with other ministry professionals as well as volunteers.
Ministers can serve in numerous settings, including local churches or parishes, institutional chaplaincy, and faith-based non-profit organizations. They also practice in specialized fields like youth and family ministry or worship ministry.
Characteristics and Skills Needed in Ministry
- Strong ethical sensibility, leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, and a sincere belief in the power of faith
- Interest in biblical interpretation, theological reflection, counseling, and spiritual direction and growth
- Willingness to teach and mentor emerging ministry leaders
- Effective at conflict mediation and reconciliation
- Able to identify and address challenges and opportunities in ministry settings
- Apply relevant research and best practices to guide decision-making and problem-solving
- Embrace diversity while working across differences in theology, race, ethnicity and gender
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