I was in a meeting the other day exactly where the subject of ministry maturity came up. One particular comment was produced that every church is so distinctive there could not be criteria across all churches. I was just listening into the meeting so did not comment, but absolutely nothing could be additional from the truth. Just to prove that point, right here are a list of some criteria I came up with, just off the best of my head, that would be applicable to any church, that they could use to measure their personal ministry’s development toward maturity. These could also apply to one’s church typically.
- Friendships created with persons with disabilities
- Persons with disabilities present in all church social activities
- Persons with disabilities present in the frequent worship service
- Persons with disabilities present in men’s groups, women’s groups, senior’s
groups, and so on.
- Pastor addressed problems associated to disability from the
- Persons with disabilities integrated into frequent Sunday College classes – young children
- Persons with disabilities sought out and invited to church – young children and adults
- Church membership supplied to persons with disabilities
- Integrated ministry which includes persons with disabilities
- Persons with disabilities offered possibilities for service (greeters, children’s
ministry, safety, and so on.)
- Persons with disabilities are in leadership
- Properties exactly where persons with disabilities reside are visited
- Church network supports persons with disabilities with employment possibilities
- Church network supports persons with disabilities with living possibilities
- Persons with disabilities invited to recreational possibilities (ball games,
concerts, and so on.)
- Church culture alterations such that persons with disabilities encounter integration
- Church reflects on traditions to decide irrespective of whether they are discriminatory
towards persons with disabilities
- Assists ministries created for persons with disabilities living in poverty
- Parents of persons with disabilities are supplied respite on a private level
- Persons with disabilities are invited to family members activities like Thanksgiving
dinner or children’s Halloween activities as adult observer
- How a persons with disabilities is carrying out in her private life (friendships,
finances, other requires) is recognized and addressed.
These are only a get started, but Each church could be engaged in expanding in these locations.