Chapter 1

  • Values biblical foundation of a philosophy
  • Bible study
  • Marius Ovidiu Ghita and Mezin

Purpose: shaping and selecting a set of key biblical values to work developing a biblical philosophy.

 

Objectives:

  1. Define the concept of value
  2. Identifying the values that are currently based on our work
  3. Understand the importance of biblical values to work
  4. Select a set of key biblical values to work
  5. Alignment of priorities and daily activities at selected values
I. DEFINITION of VALUE1
A. Old Testament
1.  elil ‘nothing’, ‘idols’
            • Job 13:4 “You’re builders of lies … some doctors nothing “
2.  salah ‘to weigh’
            • Job 28:16 “not weigh the gold of Ophir …”
3.  Arak ‘assess’, ‘hierarchy of values’
            • Leviticus 27:8 “bring it to the priest, to treasure”
4.  Erek ‘evaluation’
            • Leviticus 27:12 “will remain an appreciation priest”
B. New Testament
1. (time)
a. ‘Honesty’:
    • Romans 12:10  “in honor preferring one another”
    • 1 Peter 3:7  “giving honor woman as the weaker vessel …”
b. ‘Recognition’:
    • John 4:44 “a prophet has no honor in his own country”
c. ‘Fee’:
    • 1 Timothy 5:17 “Elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor”
d. ‘Value’:
    • 1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23, “For ye are bought with a price”
2. (timao)
a. ‘honored’:
    • i.  Mark 7:10 “Honor your father and your mother” them.
    • ii. 1 Peter 2:17 “Honor all people … Honor the king! “
b. ‘Evaluate’, ‘to assess the value’ (when they evaluate a set usefulness, importance, overall value)
    • Matthew 27:8-9 “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of which I have treasured treasured some of the sons of Israel”

C. Other Sources

   1. Calitateacarefacecaunlucrusăfievalorosşidedorit.2
   2. Sumacalităţilorcaredaupreţunuiobiect, uneifiinţe, unuifenomen, etc.3
   3. Principles, standards or qualities considered valuable person deţine4 them.
   4. Acelecalităţialecomportamentului, gândiriişicaracteruluiconsiderateafi intrinsically good, that lead to desired results and valuable enough to be taken and alţii5.
D. Conclusion:
   1. Biblical values are those attributes / qualities of things and principles derived from nature and will of God, the only “reference system” eternal perfectly legal.
   2. Biblical values should be set up so that makes up bricks îningredientele attitudes, actions and our work and the objectives that are supposed to achieve in life and in our work.
II. PERSONAL VALUES CURRENT REVIEW
A. Choose the order of their importance and notes 1, 2, 3 the three things that you think are in work values among church / your organization:
   1. Intimacy with God
   2. Prayer
   3. Small groups
   4. Good stewardship
   5. Keeping tradition
   6. Fellowship
   7. Preservation divine services
   8. Giving an account
2 Value, The Wiktionary. Available in the: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value, Internet.
3 Value Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Value, Internet.
4 Value, The Wiktionary. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Value, Internet.
5 Value, The Wiktionary. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value, Internet.
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    9. Maintaining discipline
   10. Freedom
   11. Choir, brass band
   12. Leadership and teamwork
   13. Apprenticeship
   14. Exercise management authority
   15. Group worship
   16. Pastoral visits
   17. Preaching
   18. Giving
   19. Character
   20. Pastoral Counseling
   21. Maintaining religious ordinances
   22. __________________________
B. Identify sources of authority under which you acquired these three values:
   1. Scripture
   2. School
   3. Tradition
   4. Entourage, friends
   5. The other churches
   6. Family
    7. Media
    8. Private readings
    9. Trade
   10. The political
   11. Enterprise management
   12. ________________________
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C. Check how you spent time last week. Using your values list above, write the first three values (of the top last week) in which you have invested the most time and try to identify the immediate implications of this:
          Time           spent implications           immediate value
1. _________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________
D. Identify long-term implications of the work of cultivating these three values:
1. _____________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________
III. THREE LIGHTS find out which values critical in BIBLICE6:
A. Light General Revelation (Psalm 19):
       1. God the Creator has written a collection of books without words. By careful study of the world and God created the universe in which we live, we can gain valid information on the existence of the world and the universe that are built values.
       2. Although light general revelation may lead to different conclusions outlining perspectives and worldview, it is not sufficient for drawing the eternal values.
6Eugen Paul-Flour, No Baptist Church. 9, “Vox Domini”, Timisoara and Isaac Mircea Matei, the Church “Agape”, Timisoara. Foundation of life now and future. Material presented at the conference for pastors and youth leaders, Ciuc, 17 to 21 April 2001.
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B. Light Special Revelation (2 Timothy 3:16-17):
Studying the Bible, the inspired Word of God, we find values that we can learn by  studying the world and the universe in which we live.
C. Light of Wisdom:
1. Studying human interaction with the world, with the surrounding world and with  God, we discover certain repetitive mechanisms derived from special revelation  and general key mechanisms in shaping biblical values upon which we build is  worth the life and ministry.
2. Revelaţiageneralăşispecialăneajutăsăidentificămunsetdevaloribiblice on which  substantiate our life and ministry. Wisdom derived from personal experience with  general and special revelation, however, is essential for increasing efficiency in  life and work: 7
a. principle of Jethro (Exodus 18)
b. Understanding the times (1 Chronicles 12:32)
D. Conclusion:
Biblical values are in sandbox spot light located at the intersection of the three  reflectors.
IV. Understand the importance of biblical values for ministry
A. Looking at Nehemiah (in the context of biblical study done before):
1. Careaufostcâtevadinvalorilepebazacăroraaacţionatel?
2. Careaufostconsecinţelepracticăriicuconsecvenţăaacestorvalori?
7 Leith Anderson. Winning the Values War in a Changing Culture: Thirteen Distinct Values That Mark Follower of Jesus Christ. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bethany House Publishers, 1994, p 48.
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B. Conclusions:
1. All who live and work in space enjoys biblical values:
a) the blessing of God’s presence
b) wisdom eficienţăşirezultatecareauimpact
c) suntfericiţiînlucrarealor
2. All who come out of the sandbox of biblical values:
a) fails to fulfill God’s purpose for them
b) suntneîmpliniţişinefericiţi
c) not LglorificăpeDumnezeu
V. SELECTION OF A SET OF VALUES Bible that underpin WORK
Returning to Nehemiah, the values are absolutely necessary for biblical ministry philosophy?
VI. CONCLUSIONS
A biblical philosophy of life and work must be based on a minimum set of core values which should not miss:
1. Goal orientation: Worship in word and deed (glorification of God and the extension of His Kingdom)
2. Apprenticeship as a way of life: Multiplication
3. Leadership and teamwork: Serving together in the gifts, talents and skills
4. Church with global impact: global mission
5. Pastoral Support: Restoration continues (treating seizures)
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References:
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Anderson, Leith. Winning the Values War in a Changing Culture: Thirteen Distinct  Values That Mark a Follower of Jesus Christ. Minneapolis, Bethany House Publishers, 1994.
Internet.
Paul-Faina, Eugene. Foundation of life now and future. Material presented at the
conference for pastors and youth leaders, Ciuc, 17 to 21 April 2001.
Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Church. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 1995.

FOOTNOTES:
1Eugen Paul-Flour, No Baptist Church. 9, “Vox Domini”, Timisoara and Isaac Mircea Matei, the Church “Agape”, Timisoara. Foundation of life now and future. Material presented at the conference for pastors and youth leaders, Ciuc, 17 to 21 April 2001.

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  Chapter 2
Purpose of life and work
Target our runners
by Theophilus COTRA and Adrian Lauran
What is the purpose of God to people and how it fits my purpose with His?
Purpose: Discovering God’s purpose for life and Christian work and motivation to live and work consistently to accomplish this goal
Objectives:
1. Defining concepts and the framework within which we can discover the  purpose of life and Christian ministry
2. Discovering God’s purpose for our life and ministry
3. Understand the importance of discovering and writing the purpose of life and  Christian ministry
4. Writing our life purpose and the work we are involved
5. Experience consistently to achieve God’s purpose and our work life
I. DEFINITIONS
A. Definition of terms
1. Purpose, goals, s.n. Target goal tending by someone, what someone wants to  accomplish; goal. – From gr. Skopos.8
2. S Aim 1. v.cauză. 2. purpose, goal, role, meaning, purpose, goal, target, (pop.)  sense. (~’s Such measures was to …) 3. object, aim, goal, target, (inv) Pravăţ. (~  A research site.) 4. purpose, goal, target. (What’s this action ~?) 5. v. Destinaţie.9
8Romanian Academy. Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian Language (DEX). Second Edition, Ed Encyclopedic Universe, Bucharest, 1998.
9Purpose, Synonyms. Available at: http://dexonline.ro/search.php?cuv=scop, Internet. Christian
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3. Purpose, 1. Raison d’être: why something exists or has been made or created,  2. Desired effect: the emergence of a specific goal or intention lucru10
4. Purpose, n 1. Target (object) to which one strives or for which something  exists; 2. A result or effect that is intended or dorit11
B. Although there is some overlap Romanian language terms, in an effort to clarify these concepts we distinguish between purpose, objectives and targets or steps as follows:
1. Scopulesteţelulfinal; menireasaurostulpentrucareexistăopersoanăsau for which  work is accomplished, to confer that power inclusive and embracing life and Christian ministry
2. The objectives are the main steps by which the order
3. Goals are smaller steps that must be taken to achieve an objective
C. Be sure that defining the scope does not end in the dictionary. There are a lot of statements that relate to the purpose of life or Christian ministry and give it new dimensions. We ask that for a few moments to reflect on some of them.
1. Definition goal is a broad statement of aspirations. It describes the general  direction in which we want to îndreptăm12
2. Until you do not know where you are at the end of the journey, it is difficult to  outline a daily or weekly route to reach acolo13
3. The human heart is thinking which way to go, but the Lord directs paşii14
4. Începecugândullafinal15
10 Encarta Dictionary. Available at: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx? Rephidim = 1861735798, Internet.
11 The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language. Fourth Edition. , 2000. Available at: http://www.bartlenby.com/61/12/P0671200.html, Internet.
12 John W. Alexander. Managing Our Work. InterVarsity Press, Westmont, 1975.
13Ted W. Engstrom 13 and Alec Mackenzie. Managing Your Time. Zondervan Publishing House, 1972.
14 Proverbs 16:9.
15 Stephen R. Covey. Efficiency in 7 steps. All Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000, page 83.
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II. DETERMINATION OF FRAMEWORK
A. Throughout history, man has been preoccupied with some fundamental questions for existence:
1. What is true reality? (Ontology)
2. What is really human nature? (Anthropology)
3. What is really the way that can know reality? (Epistemology)
4. What’s really good? (Axiology)
B. The only consistent answer to this set of questions came from Christianity. Judeo-Christian tradition said:
1. God is the ultimate reality
2. Man is created by God in His image and His will
3. Divine revelation is the way of real knowledge and thorough
4. Expressing the will of God is good in our world
C. Therefore, the answer to the question “What is the purpose of life and Christian ministry?” May be given only in consistent responses generated by Christianity. Answers to such questions can come only after understanding that:
1. God alone has the meaning of life and Christian ministry, since it is the ultimate  reality
2. God is responsible to help us find our mission in the world, since He created  us
3. God communicates to our world and to our work, because only He can reveal  reality (both through general revelation and special revelation through)
4. God is all good attributes: omnipotence, consciousness, love, truth, eternity,  justice, consistency, loyalty, etc. – So for you is good for us and achieve this  brings blessing and fulfillment
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III. PURPOSE DISCOVERY
A. What is the purpose of God to every man?
B. What was the purpose that God created Adam? Genesis 1:26-31
How did Adam and generations after him to fulfill his mission? Genesis 6:5-7,  Genesis 11:1-9
C. What was the stated purpose of God with Israel? Isaiah 43:6-7
How have they fulfilled their purpose of existence and work? Jeremiah 13:11,  Romans 2:24
D. Example  Solomon – King of Israel
Where Solomon sought for life?  What is the conclusion reached every time?
Ecclesiastes 1:13
Ecclesiastes 2:1, 9
Ecclesiastes 3:10, 22
Ecclesiastes 6:1-3
Ecclesiastes 9:1-3
Ecclesiastes 12:1
What is the conclusion reached in the end Solomon?  Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
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E. Example of Nehemiah: Nehemiah 1:5-11
1. What Nehemiah asks those who came from Jerusalem?
2. Which aspect of the covenant between God and Israel is based on  Nehemiah’s prayer?
3. What is the link between misery of Israel and God’s reputation? (V. 9)
4. CareafostscopulîntregiilucrărialuiNeemia?
F. What was the purpose of Christ in the world? John 17:4
How did Christ fulfill his mission in this world? Isaiah 53:10-11, Hebrew 2:10
G.CareestemenireacelorsalvaţiprinjertfaluiHristos? Efeseni1: 12
Therefore, the purpose for which we should live our lives and that there should be every Christian ministry is given to these two points: (a) the glorification of God and (b) expanding His Kingdom
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IV. OVERCOMING PROBLEMS
A discrepancy between what we say and what we
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B. Confusion
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3.
4.
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Only that the correct answer to the question “What is the …?” And should live in accordance with it are Christians. However, many of us live as if we have a purpose or purposes other live according to the one you declare
Meanwhile unbelievers daily behaves as if it had a purpose, although said to be living in a universe without purpose
or disputes on goal from Christian leaders
Christian leaders are not concerned with the purpose that God has with His children
Christian leaders do not agree on the purpose that God has with His children
Christian leaders do not understand or know God’s purpose for Christians Christian leaders do not communicate God’s purpose for His children
Christian leaders do not live according to what they say Understanding God’s purpose for believers
V. IDENTIFICATION OF ADVANTAGES
A. There are lots of benefits that you experience when you write a statement of purpose and our work life, seeking to live and work consistently on it. In Annex is a list of some of these benefits.
1. Please select from this list the main benefit that would give your work life and a new direction or may cause the transition to a new phase;
2. Please list below some concrete questions that could change your life or work due to the aforementioned benefit (positive aspects that you may experience negative aspects that you have to avoid or remove);
3. Please share these thoughts with one of your neighbors and pray for each other.
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References:
Romanian Academy. Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian Language (DEX).  Second edition, Encyclopedic Universe Publishing, Bucharest, 1998.
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Boa, Kenneth. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to  Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2001.
Bruce K. Waltke and Cathal J. Fredericks. Genesis: A Commentary. Grand  Rapids, Zondervan, 2001, quoting Emil Brunner.
Engstrom, Ted. The Pursuit of Excellence. Zondervan Publishing House, 1982.
Paul-Faina, Jones and Musselman, John. Conference “Maker of Apprentices”.  Impact Media & AFCI, Sinaia, 1996.
Stephen, Romică. Conference for pastors and youth leaders. Ciuc, 17 to 21 April  2001.
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 Chapter 3
My story, my gospel
by Mithras Dudas and Adrian Stanciu
Purpose: Understanding the practical living and vocational skills all Christian witness for practical living the Gospel
Objectives:
1. Recognition of the importance of life creionării a map
2. Observarealimitărilorînformareapersonală
3. Understanding the relationship evidence – Gospel
4. Motivarealatrăireapracticăafilozofieivieţiişilucrării
5. Training skills for living the Gospel
I. My story – Deuteronomy 8, Psalm 106, Philippians 1:6
A. Story of My Life
1. People
2. Major Events
3. Changes in the spiritual life
4. Personal history writing exercise
5. Identificarerepere-situaţiicritice, momenteînălţătoare
6. Write life map
a. Reflectareasupratrecutului
b. Identificareamomentelorsemnificative
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c.   Development phases
i. Foundations them.
ii. Growth in the inner man
iii. Maturing in service
iv. Focalization
d. Building map
e. Who am I – my uniqueness
i. natural endowment them
ii. Spiritual Gifts
iii. Call
iv. Skills
v. Commitment
7. Lessons learned
a. Positive – Thank God
b Negative – I repent
c. Limitations
i. Character building  – 1 Samuel 1 them.
ii. Training in relation to other people – Acts 15:36-41
iii. Ministry formation – Exodus 1:17 p.m.
8. A process of life
II. EXPRESSION OF GOSPEL
1. Interdependence between material and spiritual
2. Living relationship – the Gospel message
3. Relationship behavior – values & purpose
4. Need a personal vision
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III. INTEGRATION OF GOSPEL
How do I help this personal history to outline a philosophy of life and work?
1. Where am I? – Lessons learned
2. Why am I here? – Values
3. He directed me towards what now? – View
References:
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Seidel, Andrew. Leadership. BEE, 2004.
Walling, Terry B. Focusing Leaders. BEE, 2006.
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Chapture 4
Vision
by Michael Dumitraşcu
Purpose: As each participant to contribute according to their calling and gifts to the discovery and development vision of the church and its organization
Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of a vision for ministry
2. Participation in shaping the vision for ministry
3. Writing vision
4. Comunicareaprincuvântşifaptă
I. INTRODUCTION
A. What is your dream?
B. Write the current vision for ministry (one paragraph)
C. Is there a connection between your dream and the dream of God? What?
D. Please make a summary of the following persons:
1. Şamua________________________________________________
2. Şafat_________________________________________________
3. Igual_________________________________________________
4. Payments _________________________________________________
5. Gadiel________________________________________________
6. Caleb ________________________________________________
7. Iosua_________________________________________________
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E. What is the difference between the first five and last two?
1. Caleb and Joshua had vision, I see what God sees
2. Others are deprived of vision
F. United nine points between them in four straight lines, so that each point is contained in at least one line without lifting the pencil from the paper while connect the dots.
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II. DEFINITIONS
A. Definitions Dictionary
1. Vision, visions, sf1.Percepţievizuală; p.ext.imagine, reprezentare.2.Mod to  see, things to conceive, conception, opinion. 3. Imaginary perception of unreal things. ♦ What i find someone he sees as a result of this perception  [Father:-day-u-] – From Fr. vision. See wide. Visio-onis. 16
2. Vision: noun: 1. clear mental picture, “he had a vision of his death.” 2. ability to  see, the ability to have vision. 3. Perceptible experience of seeing, “in his clear vision, he saw the runners who came out of the trees”; “he had a visual sensation  of intense light” 4. Power of imagination, “popular imagination created a world of  demons”. 5. A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural occurrences “he  had a vision of the Virgin Mary.” 17
16 Romanian Academy. Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian Language (DEX), second edition, Universe Encyclopedic Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998. Available at www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
17 Vision Websters Online Dictionary. Available at: www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/vision. Internet.
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3. Vision Noun 1. fitness or condition of seeing. 2. ability to think about the future  with imagination or wisdom. 3. a mental image of how it will be or how  should future. 4. experience that you see something in a dream, a trance  or a visitation. 5. images seen on the screen. 6. a person or an image of  beauty neobişnuită.18
B. Quotes about vision:
1. “Visions are born in the soul of a man consumed by the tension between what  is and what could be. Anyone involved emotional – frustrated, saddened, maybe even angry – and sees things through the way in which he thinks they  may be, becomes a candidate for vision “19
2. A vision is a dream of the future:
a “dream vision is anchored in reality.” 20
b “Vision is a God-given dream about the future. It is a picture in your mind  about what God wants to happen in your church, or your ministry work.”21
c “Vision for ministry is a clear mental image of a preferable future,  imparted by God to His servants elected him vision that is based on a  correct understanding of God, self and circumstances” 22
In light of the above, this material we refer to vision as “a clear mental image of a preferable future, imparted by God to His servants elected him vision that is based on a correct understanding of God, self and circumstances. “
18 Vision, Oxford Online Dictionary. Available at: www.AskOxford.com. Internet.
19 Andy Stanley Cultivate your vision Oradea Christian Publishing House, 2003 page 21.
20 Warren Bennis, On Becoming Leader, New York, Perseus Books, 2003 pag.194.
21 Warren Bennis, On Becoming Leader, New York, Perseus Books, 2003 pag.194.
22 George Barna, The Power of Vision, Ventura, CA, Regal Books, 2003.
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III. BENEFITS OF A VISION:
A vision can be personally defining your future personal or collective one that describes how you think God wants to be your church, or your work in the future.
1. Provides energy to fulfilling the mission of the church
2. Focuses person or church members:
a. vision to motivate a celebration of what is valuable
b. A vision raises expectations and standards
c. A vision brings hope
d. A vision helps us to be proactive and not reactive
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people is unbridled.”
IV. CHARACTERISTICS OF A VISION:
1. Vision must be rooted in reality. It must be connected to the real needs of  people, it can not be just dream of a people
2. To present a vision of the future, which is required sufficient to inspire and  motivate people
3. The vision must be owned by a church or a group of work
4. Vision is unique to a given church
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V. EXAMPLES OF VISION
 1.  ViziuneaMicrosoftpentrueducaţieesteaceeadeacreaocomunitate
global Interconnected students, teachers and learners continually exploit  their own potential using Information and Communication Technology.
2. Mittal Steel Company has defined medium-term strategic vision desire to  become “the most admired global group”.
3. BIG Impact: “A church growth movement with global impact.”
4. Fond du Lac Community Church “to help as many people become devoted  followers of Jesus Christ.”
5. Christian Church “Emanuel” Galati: “Evangelization people in town, maturity  and equipping believers for the work of ministry.”
VI. Discovering and developing a vision for ministry
A. Example of Nehemiah
Nehemiah followed a path discovery process and clarify its vision:
1. Nehemiah spent a significant time in prayer and reading of Scripture, to  discern God’s will
2. Nehemiah and his party knew his strengths and abilities. He had access to the  king and also have his respect. Have enough wealth and relations with  those in Jerusalem
3. He had a good understanding of the strengths, abilities and limitations of  people and resources that they have available for return Iersualim
4. AreuşitsăvizualizezecumaratăIerusalimulreconstruitfizic, darşispiritual  (Nehemiah 2:17-18)
B. Steps in developing a vision
1. Gain a more precise understanding of God’s desires
Revisit God’s purpose for your life in the “Purpose” and discuss it with  those in your team:
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a. Pray
b. Study the Bible
c. Reflect
d. Look wise counselors
2. Understand your strengths, your unique abilities and limitations:
a. review “my history – my gospel”
b. Know your power, skills, abilities, and limitations
3. Understand the unique strengths, capabilities and limitations unique to your  congregation
4. Develop your understanding of the needs of people outside the church
5. Write a vision statement for your church
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VII. Communicating the vision
“One leader.” who has a vision to do something with it or stay a dreamer, not a 23
1. The vision must be communicated personally experienced
2. Viziuneatrebuiearticulatăfoarteclar
3. Vision Vision must be communicated carefully
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5.The vision must be communicated with
a. power output of personal example
b.Matthew 7:29
c. Luke 24:19
6. Viziuneatrebuiecomunicatăfrecvent
References:
Romanian Academy. Explanatory Dictionary of the Romanian Language (DEX).  Second edition, Encyclopedic Universe Publishing, Bucharest, 1998.
Barna, George. The power of vision. Ventura, CA, Regal Books, 2003.
Bennis, Warren. On Becoming Leader. New York, Perseus Books, 2003.
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Oxford Dictionary: AskOxford.com. Available at: www.AskOxford.com. Internet.
Stanley, Andrew. Cultivate your vision. Oradea Christian Publishing House, 2003.
Sanders, Oswald. Spiritual Leadership. Chicago, IL, Moody Publishers, 2003.
Websters Online Dictionary. Available at: www.websters-online-dictionary.org /  definition / vision. Internet.
23 Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership. Chicago, IL, Moody Publishers, 2003. Christian mission: change for the better godly
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Chapter 5
by Emanuel Moisa, Gelu Paul-Faina and Titus Păştean
Purpose: outlining specific work entrusted to the church / organization and living our God to glorify them consistently and expansion of His Kingdom
Objectives:
1. Definireaconceptelor
2. Evaluation and rewriting the mission statement of the church / organization
3. Alignment of priorities and daily activities to the purpose for which we live, to fulfill the mission of the church / organization
I. INTRODUCTION
1. Methodist movement in SUA24
2. The student movement in Timisoara
II DEFINITIONS
1. The task given to someone achieving acţiuni25
2. An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry out religious work. Synonyms: missionary post, missionary base, mission străină26
3. An internal call to execute a particular task or job, a vocaţie27
24 Alan Hirsch. The Forgotten Ways. Elina Fair: Australia, Brazos Press, 2006, 20.
25 Mission. DEX 2004-2007 online. Retrieved on September 10, 2007, available at http://dexonline.ro/search.php? cuv = mission, Internet.
26 Mission Answers.com. 1.7.1 WordNet, Princeton University, 2001. Retrieved January 14, 2007, available at:  http://www.answers.com/topic/mission. Internet.
27 Mission. Answers.com. The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Retrieved January 14, 2007, available at:http://www.answers.com/topic/mission. Internet.
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4. Responsibility împreunăcuscopul, careindicăfoarteclaratâtactivităţile to be taken and the reasoning behind lor28
For the purposes of this disclosure, the “mission” of a person or organization is “task or responsibility that must be met to achieve a purpose or fulfilling a particular vision.”
III. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISION AND MISSION
While vision is the image of a desirable future, the mission is the task or responsibility that must be met to achieve a purpose or fulfilling a particular vision.
IV. EXAMPLE Bible, Nehemiah
1. What do you think are the values, purpose and vision of Nehemiah?
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28 Mission Answers.com. Military and Associated Words, U.S. Department of Defense, 2003. Retrieved January 14, 2007, available at: http://www.answers.com/topic/mission. Internet.
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V. Mission Statement
A. Definition:
A mission statement is a brief summary of the reason of being of a church /  organization.
It answers the question: “Why is the church / organization?” 29
While the “mission” of the organization is “task or responsibility that must be met  to achieve a purpose or fulfilling a particular vision,” mission statement is a short  statement, clear and compelling of pregnancy that church / organization.
B. The importance of the mission statement:
1. Oferăprivireadeansamblu30
2. Direcţia31 clarifies and removes confusion. The mission statement describes the purpose of the organization both for the organization and for those outside ei32
3. Facilitate progress. Allows division of labor, division of responsibilities, assess progress and improve the quality and quantity of production and increase performance
4. Permitecreştereaeficienţeişieficacităţiiorganizaţiei.Declaraţiademisiune is used  by many companies and institutions more or less religious focus or focus, effort  and energy managers and employees to increase efficiency, effectiveness and  reputation of the organization
5. Simplificăprocesuldecizional33
6. Allows increasing the organization’s reputation
7. Faciliteazăîmplinireaşibeneficiulpersonal34
8. Facilitates the report
29 Mission. Wikipedia. Accessed January 14, 2007, available at: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mission. Internet.
30 Terry Walling, leaders focus: through a network. 5.3. s.m.d.
31 Ibid.
32 Susan Ward, Small Business, Canada, accessed January 14, 2007, available at
33 Terry Walling, leaders focus 5.3. s.m.d.
34 Richard & David O’Hallaron, The Mission Primer: Four Steps to Effective year mission statement. Third printing, (Richmond, VA: Mission Incorporated, 1999), 85.
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C. Characteristics of a remarkable mission statements:
1. Focalization
2. Clarity
3. Specificity
4. Comprehensibility
5. Attractiveness
6. Transferability
7. Simplicity
D. biblical and contemporary examples:
1. Jesus. Salvation of mankind: “… the Son of Man came to seek and to save that  which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
2. Baptist Church “Vox Domini”, Timisoara: “Discipleship academic world from  Timisoara and to the ends of the earth.”
3. BIG “holistic training and supporting the next generation of leaders.”
4. Ford Motor Company: “Our mission is to continually increase the quality of our
products and services to meet the needs of our clients prosper as a business and
providing a reasonable profit for our shareholders, the owners of our  company.”35
E. remembered in the declaration creionării misiune36
1. An effective mission statement is best to create particiarea church members /  organization
2. Arfiindicatsăexaminaţideclaraţiiledemisiunealealtororganizaţii
3. Make sure your mission statement to present your organization and not others
4. Do not copy other organizations mission statements
5. Do not talk about the greatness of quality and service organization or
35Richard & David O’Hallaron, The Mission Primer, 93.
36Mission Statement. Answers.com. Available in the: http://www.answers.com/topic/mission-statement-2. Internet.
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offered special
6. Think and embodied the mission statement. If not, soon all that your  organization has to make will realize this
VI. CONCLUSION:
“Vision without mission is a sleepless night. The mission without vision is a  nightmare. “  Jim Sorensen
References:
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Bosch, J. David. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.
DEX online. 2004-2007. Available at http://dexonline.ro, Internet.
Hirsch, Alan. The Forgotten Ways. Elina Fair, Brazos Press. Australia, 2006.
O’Hallaron, Richard & David. The Mission Primer: Four Steps to Effective year
mission statement. Third printing, Richmond, VA: Mission Incorporated, 1999.
The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition,  Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Accessed January 14, 2007. Available
Walling, Terry. Leaders focus: through a network (participant manual). Simona  nest, (trans.) Oradea Publishing House Bethany 2006.
Ward, Susan. Small business. Canada. Accessed January 14, 2007. Available at  http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessplanning/g/missionstatemen.htm, Internet.
Winter, Ralph D., Steven C. Hawthorne, Darrell R. Dorr, and D. Bruce Graham.  Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1999.
1.7.1 WordNet, Princeton University, 2001. Accessed January 14, 2007. Available  at http://www.answers.com/topic/mission, Internet.
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Chapter 6
Strategy paper (H) art fulfillment vision
by Catalin Apopei, Titi Ciocîltea and Adi Totan
Goal: Design and Implementation church ministry or organization
Objectives:
1. Understanding and definition of strategy
2. Identify the essential elements of a successful strategy
3. Shaping strategy
4. Implementation, evaluation and work adjustment strategy
Motto: The results you get are the natural expression of your strategy!
Introduction: The Sequence of Saving Private Ryan, landing stage
I. DEFINITIONS
A. How will you define strategy?
Strategy – noun
1. An elaborate, systematic action
2. A branch of military science dealing with the decision, planning and  management războiului37
Definition of strategy that we use is the following material: Strategy is a long term  action plan, designed to meet a
37 Strategy. Webster Online Dictionary. Accessed 25.04.2007, available at http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org / definition / strategy. Internet.
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certain scop.38
Tactic definition that we use in this paper is as follows:
Tactics is the immediate application of the strategy to the circumstances and  available resources.
The term has expanded from the original military purpose areas such as  marketing, management, game theory, economics, business, businesses,  churches.
Comes from the Greek, ‘strategy’ (layer – armed ago – driving), ie the military  between Athenian democracy.
B. What is the relationship between mission and strategy? (Written on paper)
II. ILLUSTRATION CONCEPT
“Do not give prizes for predicting rain. Awards are for boat building. ” Anonymous
A. Sport
1. Football: 1-4-4-2 or 1-3-4-3 or 1-4-3-3
2. Chess
a. openings – default
b middle game – free
c end – open, with rules set
B. Business
Business Plan – see Appendix 6.
Strategy is a detailed action plan in the long term, aimed at fulfilling a key  objective in achieving the goal or vision of a church or organization.
38Wikipedia, the online dictionary, accessed 25.04.2007, available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy
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C. Scripture
Book of Nehemiah – see Annex 6
1. What is the mission of Nehemiah?
Restoration of Israel around God’s ancestors.
2. What is Nehemiah’s strategy for accomplishing?
a. rebuilding a defense system (walls, gates, guards)
b. rebuilding the spiritual life
c. restoration of social
3. What is the strategy of Nehemiah to rebuild defense system?
a. Nehemiah 1:11 prayer
post
b. Nehemiah 2:3-8 planning
communication needs
c. Nehemiah 2:11-15  assessment of the situation
d. Nehemiah 2:16-18 motivating people
mobilizing external crisis
e. Nehemiah’s 3 delegation of responsibilities
f. Nehemiah 4:8-9, 15-16, 22
g. Nehemiah 5:6-13 treat internal crisis
h. Nehemiah 6:3-4 treatment surveillance  i.  i. Nehemiah 7:1 and installing gates  Focus
installing guards
j. Nehemiah 8:14-16 celebration
4. Conclusions Nehemiah Strategy:
a. Prayer, planificareşidiplomaţie
b. Ensuring resources
c. Inspect land
d. Mobilizareaisraeliţilorînsferalordeinteresmaxim
e. Starting work
f. Focas
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III. Essential component for strategy development
A. Defining values, purpose, vision and mission
B. Long-term Perspective
C. Preparation spiritual
1. Defining the design team working on strategy – this visionary leaders usually  meet with leaders managers
2. Navigating the team of a book of scripture, fasting and prayer – meeting with  special revelation
3. Selecting relevant industries and organizations have developed a strategy:  military, management, business, sports, churches, organizations – meeting with general revelation and human wisdom filtered through history
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D. Planning
1. Stages
a. Amplitude: Staging time
i Planificarepetermenscurt them.
ii. Planificarepetermenmediu
iii. Long-term planning
b Wingspan: Staging the areas
- Determine priority areas for which we set goals, these areas
arising from the need to fulfill the mission: ex. Evangelical Christian  Students Organization in Romania – worship, evangelism,  discipleship, administration, management
2. Goals for each stage
a. Describe one area
b. Săfiefoarteclar
c. Definireasăfiescurtă
d. Săfierealist  Let’s have a deadline for achieving
f. Săfieevaluabil
3. Resource allocation
a. Matching a staff function
b. Determination of needs and resources
c. programming for
The 6 ‘M’: men, money, minutes, machinery, methods, materials (staff, money, minutes,
mechanisms, methods, materials)
E. Evaluation strategy according to the desired objectives
1. Achieving each objective derived from the purpose / mission using the proposed strategy
2. Identify weaknesses or risky strategy. Ex. Crossover, Timisoara
3. Identify alternative strategies
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Exercise:
Outline a strategy for mobilizing the church to worship
IV. CONCLUSION
A. Significance course
Connecting strategy mission and activities / methods
B. Application for Seminar
Example of strategy – see Appendix 6
for personal planning – see Annex 6
C. Application for regional monthly meeting – Project
References:
Nehemiah book, the Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British  Bible Society, 1923.
Covey, Stephen. Efficiency in 7 steps. Bucuresti, All, 2003
Webster online dictionary. Available at www.webster.org. Internet.
Online dictionary Wikipedia. Available at www.wikipedia.org. Internet.
Ed Dr. Jonathan Lewis, An introduction to contemporary global Christian mission,  vol 2, Timisoara, Ed Impact Media, 2001.
Vox Domini Church Manual. Timisoara.
Operation Mobilisation. Leadership Matters Course. France, October 6 to 20,  2006.
Stanley, Andrew. Cultivate your vision, Oradea, Christian Books, 2003.
Voaideş, Cristian and Simionaş, Daniel. Apprenticeship as a lifestyle conference,  2001.
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  Chapter 7
Choosing appropriate methods necessary mission fulfilling
by Cristi Petricioiu
Purpose: Understand, select and use appropriate working methods for effective implementation of the philosophy of ministry
Objectives:
1. Analizareadefiniţiilorşiclasificareametodelor
2. Discovering the importance of using appropriate methods of culture, time,  space and philosophy of ministry
3. Develop a list or a possible scenario working methods to be applied in the  paper
4. Examination of biblical texts that reveal the methods used in Christian work
5. Identification and comparison of methods of work used by people of faith in the  Scriptures, to those of participants in the present
6. Selecting appropriate methods fulfill the mission of the church / organization
7. Bible consistently use methods in the paper
I. INTRODUCTION
A. warm-up exercise: The end justifies the means!
Please reflect and answer the question: What is the truth value you assign to the  phrase: The end justifies the means? Consider the time (when), context (where)  and to what extent (how much) this phrase is true.
Note: The task is to generate discussion on the methods should not be used.
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B. Biblical Foundations of using methods:
1. Please read Acts 1:20-26 and 6:1-6 and identify the methods they used to
elect apostles of the twelfth apostle, and that the choice of deacons
2. Please read the following scriptures and identify the methods used by the  characters mentioned in the work described in the text: Nehemiah 2:11-20 and Nehemiah 4:16-23
II. DEFINITIONS
1. Please read the definitions in Appendix 7, Section III: Resources. Then reflect  and emphasize what you find new and useful
2. Definiţiacucaresevalucraîncontextulacestuimaterialeste:
Method: The set of means and ways that lead to the fulfillment of a mission.
Note 1: Methods are not any strategies that you can adopt or church activities they carried out in fulfillment of God’s intentions but rather the path, process, the means used by the church / organization in the strategy, namely, development activities.
Note 2: Biblical method is the method that is compatible with the character and will of God and lead to the fulfillment of his intentions.
III. EXAMINATION METHODS
1. Using the table below are taken to Great (cf. Matthew 28), and methods used  for this purpose, please compare these methods with those you currently use in  your church or organization to fulfilling the same purpose stated .
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2. Using the same algorithm, please look at Genesis 22:2-10 vis-a-vis the goal of  Christian ministry worship:
Objectives and goals                         Strategy                             Methods
         Discipleship (example)      Going (natural evangelism)           The relationship
Aggressive door-to-door
baptizing Integration                 dip Catechesis
Having learned to keep …              Preaching,
Study, practical application
   Worship … for Genesis 22.2-10
3. Please review tabelul39 in Annex 7, entitled The methods of teaching /  learning in graphical representation. Underline or circle which of these  classifications of these methods are known and you use your current training in  your work in the church or organization?
IV. Necessary filter a genuine choice of the methods used in Christian work
A. Filter Scripture
1. Revealed character of God – the method discovered “harm” image
God?
2. Ethics Scripture – method revealed ethics is in harmony with Scripture?
3. Biblical values – method found “alter” values revealed in the Scriptures?
39 See John Cerghit, teaching methods, Iasi, Ed.Polirom, 2006, page 114.
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B. Filter experience with God
1. Your experience (think of the session “About your history”);
2. experience of others.
3. church history
C. Filter reason and logical pragmatism
1. Resource analysis – application
2. efficiency, effectiveness
Please reflect on the role of filters mentioned above to choose your methods of  work of the church. It is important to note these filters in their methods? Why?  Write a paragraph in your conclusion.
References:
Romanian Academy, Institute “Iorgu Jordan”. Explanatory Dictionary of  Romanian language. Bucharest: Encyclopedic Universe, 1998. Available
  at www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
Cerghit, John. Methods of Education, Science, Polirom, 2006.
Mark, Florin and sleeves, Constant. Dictionary of neologisms. Bucharest:
Academy, 1986. Available at www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
New Explanatory Dictionary of Romanian language. Bucharest: International  Letter, 2002. Accessed 08/21/2004 Available at www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
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 Chapter 8
Activities: spearhead the work
by Rei Abrudan and Catalin Chiciudean
Purpose: Understanding activities, their role and place in work and implement those activities that lead to fulfillment philosophy of ministry
Objectives:
1. Definireaconceptuluideactivitate
2. Understanding the decision-making process in selecting activities
3. Shaping and implementing a set of activities that contribute to achieving the  vision
I. WORK AS A CONCEPT
A. Definitions
Activity is action (any action) human undertaken to achieve an end goal itself
Action:
1. It is a state of being in motion, so
2. An action or thing that is done
3. (Pl.) behavior, conduct regular
4. Usual activity, characterized by energy and boldness (man of action)
5. Effect of something (action of a drug)
6. Way to go, work, etc.., For instance, a machine, an organ of the body,  etc.
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Activity:
1. Calitateasaustareadeafiactiv action
2. Action energy, liveliness, alertness
3. Ofuncţiunenormalăatrupuluisauaminţii
4. Oforţăactivă
5. Oriceacţiunespecificăsauurmărire (activităţirecreative) 40
In this paper, work is a set of interrelated actions, subordinated general finality achieving acesteia.41
Taken independently, each action has its own reason, each serving a purpose to achieve partial or intermediate, which mediates the achievement of one more general and more distant – the ultimate goal of the activity. Action is the smallest subunit of business because within each activity can be distinguished more operations. They differ from action by not having a proper purpose, but serve to achieve the purpose of the action directly are parte.42
Working definition: The activities are actually designing all other stages of a philosophy of ministry.   Besides methods are the most dynamic activities, easily changed.
B. Place work activities
1. Values
2. Purpose
3. My story – my gospel
4. Vision
5. Mission
6. Strategy
7. Methods
8. Activities
9. Evaluation
40 Webster’s New World College Dictionary on PowerCD © version 2.5, Zane Publishing, Inc.. From 1994 to 1996.
41 John Cerghit, educational methods. Science, Polirom, 2006, p.19.
42 Ibid.
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C. Myths:
1. Takeover activity seen in another work guarantees success for my work
2. Lucrareameaestesumaunoractivităţipecarelefacînmodcurent.Cucât more  activities, the better!
3. I have a list of work activities and crafts for me to build around their entire  philosophy of ministry
4. Activităţilesuntpurşisimplunişteaspecteadiacentealefilozofieidelucrare – does  not really matter what activities we do in practice, as long as we have a philosophy of healthy work
5. A work in which there is automatically a great job with a philosophy of work  very well knit
D. Hazards:
1. Cheating. Activities are things that are seen in practice within an organization,  project, and so on, so they are the easiest to retrieve – without taking into account  the philosophy behind their
2. Activismul.Potducelaactivism-dacăsuntluatedisparat, strategic fărăafiabordate
3. Routine. Produce routine – if viewed as an end in itself – linear repetitive  activities, consistently produces a predictable environment, inert, safe
4. Conservatism. May lead to conservatism – inertia to change – predictable and  stable environment created through them, and the benefits and advantages gained due to their lead to enhanced resistance to change, directly proportional  to the size of the organization. Produce fear that once changed, will be changed  overall strategy itself – due to their confusion with the very philosophy of ministry
5. Apparently good impression. Are those that produce first impression and is  judged by a program – first impressions count a lot – for work unprepared, made on the run, uncoordinated, etc., can create the impression of chaos, although  work may be coherent philosophy
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II. Go into all the world and … CREATE MEMORIES
A. Support Bible: 2 Timothy 3:10-11 You, however, have followed my teaching close, my behavior, my decision, my faith, my long-suffering, my love, my patience, persecutions and sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra. What persecutions I endured, and yet God delivered me from all.
B. Activities – spiritual milestones (important activities). I think memories are undervalued. It is easy to think of memory as something of the past. Present power forget the memories. Forget that memorable work is a brush that colors bring special moments: some songs, favorite stories, incredible experiences, lessons painful and difficult times. Memories are terminals mileage in our walk with God.
C. Activities – participatory learning
Participatory learning: an active learning environment where everyone is required  to participate and thus learn. An active learning environment is not militarized, filled with rewards and punishments to establish learning. Rather, it is a place full  of fun and situations with so many challenges, that no one can refrain from becoming a member of the group, an active and an apprentice.
Five steps:
In the life of every group must have been a specific process to lead to this kind of  fellowship and openness. Before a person to express their struggles and begin to  overcome, he must first gain trust in other group members. Trust development  process forward at different speeds, because people are different, but we all go through five basic steps outlined below:
1. Relationships
The first step in forming the unit is breaking barriers and cliques that exist  and trusted relationships. This is done by giving members of the group to solve some problems that require them to work shoulder to shoulder  together. While they discuss solutions and help each other physically, they establish links between sustainable, regardless of their background. The  main goal is cooperation. To the extent that people are welcomed and accepted, they begin to feel part of the team.
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2. Opening
When a person can share neşocante aspects of his life, there is an exciting step  towards unity. People love to talk about themselves. If one realizes that the other  person is sincerely interested in him, then communication offers possibilities for  developing trust.
Unfortunately, the reverse is true. If one realizes that others do not listen or do  not care, mistrust will be encouraged. The group is empathetic and listen  carefully what is shared there, the more secure he feels someone confesses his  trials and tribulations.
3. Mutual appreciation
Mutual encouragement through assessments is crucial for the growth of a group.  When someone hears the others, making them compliments, enjoy more of his  participation in the group and is open for fellowship. When a girl is told by her  friends that is appreciated, feeling surprisingly increased self esteem. Many  young people become active participants in the group lonely when they realize  that others care and are interested in them.
4. Attempts
The Bible says that we should rejoice when we go through various trials, for  difficult situations are those that lead to growth (James 1:2-3).
Each of us go through trials, but when these tests are tested as a group,  opportunities arise for members to bear one another’s burdens indeed. Members,  faced with the struggle together, to take care of each other actively. They can not  just say that they love each other in tense situations, they will show it by their  actions.
5. Comuniuneaprofundă
Stage is the final step and most important: group members have true fellowship  with each other and achieve goals. Becomes part of group where members can  express their wounds, visions and struggles.
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D. The ingredients of a memorable activities
1. Surprise. When you anticipate something, our response is moderate
2. Rarity. We remember the moments in which the extraordinary
3. Unicitatea.Neamintimdemomenteleîncarene-amconfruntatcuonouă challenge  or experience
4. Intensity. Even if it is pleasant or not, intense emotion seems to give a power  point
5. Privacy. Are more likely to remember things that I was personally involved
6. Risk. There is an excitement especially when trying to do things that normally,  we fear
7. Ceremony. Ceremonies emphasize how the turning points of special  recognition
E. Creating memorable activities
1. Share the wealth
2. Adapt and experience
3. Nufidescurajatcândoideenufuncţionează
4. Not outbid a good thing
5. Less is more
6. Remember the times “Kodak”
7. Enjoy
F. Câtdememorabilăestelucrareata?
 Activity / Surprise / Rarity / Uniqueness / Intensity / Privacy / Risk / Ceremony
1
2
3
4
5
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CHOOSING
III. DECISION MAKING OF ACTIVITIES
A. Filters for selection and evaluation of activities:
1. Scripture – “the end justifies the means?”
2. Filozofiadelucrare
3. Team – structures involved
4. The human factor – team dynamics – the personality profile of team members
5. Efficiency and effectiveness – the main idea of management in business is the  efficient implementation of activities
i. Effectiveness – the extent to which an activity satisfies a requirement, a  goal, fulfill a function them.
ii. Efficiency – measure results of activities in relation to efforts of the work
a.Make a thing as well as low cost
b. Maximizing results and reduce costurilor43
B. The graph of decision making
outlining philosophy of ministry:  Pre-activities:     Implementation phase       of Activities:
1. Values DIAGNOSIS:
Identify and formulate 1. Analyzing, evaluating
2. Purpose needs and problems      alternatives and
                             their hierarchy
3. Vision  PROGNOSIS:
Estimation of  2. Concrete realization
4. Mission  possible developments       of activities,
and alternatives      implementation of
5. Strategy  to achieve goals decisions
6. Methods
    Post Evaluation
Evaluation of activities
    according to the
philosophy of work (purpose).
43James Davies, Introduction to Management Organisations school course SNSPA, School of Communication and Public Relations “David Ogilvy” Bucharest, 2004-2005, p.9.
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IV. BIBLICAL MODEL – CASE STUDY
Nehemiah and wall construction Jerusalem identified (small group) all necessary preparation and construction of the building itself:
1. Identificaţifazeledediagnozăşiprognoză
2. Înfuncţiedeceaufostaleseactivităţile (criteriiledeselecţie)?
3. Who made them?
4. Ceanumeafostnecesarpentrurealizareaacestora?
5. Who chose them?
6. What all these activities have produced memories for Nehemiah and his men?
7. Cumaufostevaluateactivităţilerealizate?
References:
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
Bratianu Constantine. Management of change in education. Course, National  School, Faculty of communication and public relations “David Ogilvy” Bucharest, 2004-2005.
Cerghit, John. Teaching methods, Iasi, Polirom, 2006.
DEX online. 2004-2007. Available at http://dexonline.ro, Internet.
James Davies. Introduction to Corporate Management School. Course, National  School, School of Communication and Public Relations “David Ogilvy”  Bucharest, 2004-2005.
Stanley, Andrew. Cultivate your vision, Oradea, Christian Publishing House,  2003.
Webster’s New World College Dictionary on PowerCD © version 2.5, 1994-1996  Zane Publishing, Inc..
White, John. Leadership. Inter-Varsity Press.
Wikipedia Dictionary. Available at www.wikipedia.org. Internet.
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Chapter 9
Evaluation – condition
“Sine qua non” of an effective mission
by Alex Elias and Daniel Tudor Mărăcine Simionaş
Goal: Understand and practice evaluation as part of the design and implementation of the philosophy of ministry
Objectives:
1. Definireaconceptuluideevaluare
2. Understanding the importance of evaluation
3. Assessment work and implementing lessons
4. Continuous practice assessment
I. EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES
II. DEFINITIONS
1. To determine the significance, value, or condition of something through study  and estimate atentă44
2. 1. assessment, calculation, calculate, estimate, estimation, measurement,  appreciation, calculus, (reg.) treasure (inv) preţăluire. (~ Value of an object.) 2. estimate, estimate, (fig.) balance sheet account. (A summary ~ shows that …) 45
44 Evaluation. Websters Dictionary. Available at: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/evaluation. Internet.
45 Evaluation. DEX Online. Available at: http://dexonline.ro/search.php?cuv=evaluarea. Internet.
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3. The act or result of judging the value of something or cuiva46
4. Systematic determination of merit, or value of something or cuiva47  semnifictiei
5. Is a careful and objective analysis of the past, based on past and future  perspective in order to produce a change (correction).
III. EVALUATION BASED Bible
Jesus Christ teaches us that any activity is evaluated in His Kingdom. In the parable of the talents, and the picture of the vine in John’s Gospel, Jesus says:
John 15:2 “Every branch in me that and did not bear fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, a cleanse, that it may bring forth more fruit.”
Paul’s perspective, both personal assessment and the evaluation of the work is evidenced in his writings where he speaks explicitly about evaluation:
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 “each man’s work will become manifest … If someone built upon the foundation of the work that remains standing, he will receive a reward. If man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss. But he himself will be saved, yet so as through
fire. “
When the Bible speaks evaluation does in the context of relationships, functions, responsibilities, etc.. Therefore, the assessment is impossible without prior definition of the fundamental values on which we operate, the vision and mission that we have, or plan to implement the strategy, working methods, associated activities and relations involved in fulfilling the vision.
● 2 Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 6:4 – Paul called for a personal evaluation
● Ioan15 :2-Isusspunecăvaexistaoevaluarefinală
● Nehemiah – A study assessed the consistency philosophy in all activities.  Nehemiah 1:2 and 2:11-15
● Revelation 2, 3 – Evaluation Churches
46 Evaluation. Answers.com. Available at: http://www.answers.com/topic/evaluation?cat=biz-fin. Internet.47 Evaluation. Wikipedia Dictionary. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaluation. Internet.
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IV. EVALUATION – CONDITION Progress
Exercise:
V. THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSESSING
1. Evaluareaesteovaloarebiblicăfiindporuncită encouraged, exemplified
2. Evaluation is essential for understanding the real situation. If a team wants to  achieve its goals, it needs to know at what stage is
3. Evaluareaoferăsetuldeinformaţiinecesarecreşteriidirecţionate
4. Evaluation is essential adjustments. The team can make adjustments when it  knows the real situation
5. Evaluareaesteesenţialăpentrufolosireaeficientăaresurselor
6. Evaluation is essential to maximize results
7. Evaluareaesteesenţialăpentrucreştereaeficacităţiişieficienţei
VI. CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSESSMENT
A. The evaluation
1. information (cunoaşterearealităţii)
2. analysis (data processing)
3. standard, a standard default
4. corrective measures (findings, beliefs, plans, actions)
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B. Types of evaluation
1. evaluareapreliminară-evaluareasefaceînainteaînceperiiimplementării48
2. evaluareaformativă-evaluareasefaceîntimpulimplementării49
3. evaluareasumativă-evaluareasefacelaîncheiereaimplementării50
4. dynamic assessment – assessment is made both during planning and during  implementation
5. Organic evaluation – evaluation occurs during planning, during implementation  and at completion
VII. Assessed (the assessment)
1. Filozofialucrării (assumptions, values, purpose, vision, strategy, methods)
2. Implementation work (activities, relevant results)
3. People (motivations, relationships, atmosphere)
4. Implementation evaluation
VIII. ERRORS IN EVALUATION
1. Lack of evaluation
2. Lack of consistency and delays
3. Subjectivity
4. Inadequate assessment tools. Using questions giving too general account
5. Interpretareaeronatăsauexageratăafaptelorşirezultatelor
6. Lack of balance: too much emphasis on some areas and too little in others
48 Pretraining Evaluation. Sil.org. Available at: http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/ReferenceMaterials/ Glossary Of LiteracyTerms / WhatIsPretrainingEvaluation.htm. Internet.
49 Formative Evaluation. Ibid.
50 Summative Evaluation. Ibid.
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7. Lack of action plan and its implementation by rating
8. Lengthy criminal neglect implementation of the Action Plan
IX. Valuation Principles
1. Cercetaresistematică.Ceicarefacevaluareatrebuiesălucrezesistematic to be  based upon a database, whatever evaluate
2. Competence. Evaluators must have a high level of training in which addresses
3. Integrity / honesty. Evaluators must demonstrate honesty and integrity  throughout the assessment process
4. Respect for people. Evaluators must respect the security, dignity and personal
value to those who come in contact throughout the process
5. LIABILITY for good last: Evaluators should take into account the differences in  values and interests and pursue the common good
References:
Answers.com. Available at www.answers.com. Internet.
Bible. King James, Dumitru. (Trans.). Bucharest, British Bible Society, 1923.
DEX online. 2004-2007. Available at http://dexonline.ro, Internet.
Evaluation Canada. Available at www.evaluationcanada.ca. Internet.
Evaluation. Material presented at South TIZ – 2002, OSCER.
Lamb, Rich. Pictures of management. Translation OSCER, 2007.
Sil.org. Available at www.sil.org. Internet.
Websters Online Dictionary. Available at www.websters-online-dictionary.org.  Internet.
Wikipedia Dictionary. Available at www.wikipedia.org. Internet.
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  Appendix 1
Values Bible: Biblical foundation for a philosophy paper
Marius Ovidiu Ghita and Mezin
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I.  SEMINAR
A. Understand the importance of biblical values to work
1. Please identify the values on which the characters listed below have lived and  worked:
a. Joseph (Genesis 39, 50:15-21)
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b. Samson (Judges 14-16)
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c. Eli (1 Samuel 2:22-31)
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d. Saul (1 Samuel 15:10-35)
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e. Daniel (Daniel 1, 6)
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f. Jesus Christ (John 17, Matthew 26:36-56, 28:18-20)
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g. Paul (Philippians 1, 3)
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2. What were the consequences for each of them living in these values?
B. Selecting a set of biblical values that underpin life and work
1. We pray that together with team members from church or your organization,  select the above study results, essential biblical values a philosophy of life and work, synthesising them into a uniform set
2. Please share and evaluate the set of values developed with participants from  the same regional center
II. PROJECT
Within the context of team ministry and meetings in your area, please reflect and discuss the following issues, alignment of priorities and daily activities at selected values:
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1. What are the values on which you have worked so far?
2. How do you plan to cultivate biblical values selected by the conference and self-study in your work?
3. Încefelvorafectavalorileacestealucrareadvs?
4. What are your priorities, goals, daily, weekly and monthly to implement the set of values in the paper?
5. What assessment methods will be adopted for the implementation of values in your work?
III. RESOURCES
A. Defining valorilor51
In the Old Testament:
1.       elil ‘nothing’, ‘idols’
Job 13:4: “You’re builders of lies … some doctors nothing “
2.      salah ‘to weigh’
A. Job 28:16 “not weigh the gold of Ophir …” Job 28:19 b “pure gold weighs not with it …”
3.       Arak ‘assess’, ‘hierarchy of values’
Leviticus 27:8 a “bring it to the priest, to treasure”
Leviticus 27:12 b “that will do as appreciation will be good or bad”
51 Robert Young, Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible. Grand Rapids, Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974, p 1021.
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4.        e rek ‘evaluation’
Leviticus 27:12 “will remain an appreciation priest”
In the New Testament:
1.         time):
a. ‘Honesty’:
i.  Romani12: 10 “Încinste, fiecaresădeaîntâietatealtuia” them.
ii.1 Timothy 6:1 “All those who are under the yoke, to count their own  masters worthy of all honor”
iii. 1 Peter 3:7 “giving honor woman as the weaker vessel …”
iv. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 “Each of you should learn to control his own body  in holiness and honor”
v. Romans 13:7 “if honor, then honor”
b ‘Recognition’:
John 4:44 “a prophet has no honor in his own country”
c. ‘Fee’:
1 Timothy 5:17 “Elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor”
d. ‘Value’:
i Colossians 2:23 “… there are no price …” them
ii.1Corinteni6: 20; 7:23 “Căciaţifostcumpăraţicuunpreţ”
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2.        ( timao):
e. ‘honored’: them
i. Mark 7:10 “Honor your father and your mother”
ii. 1 Timothy 5:3 “Honor widows who are really widows” (probably included  funding)
iii. 1 Peter 2:17 “Honor all people … Honor the king! “
iv. Acts 28:10 “We have given a great honor … They gave us everything  we needed for road … “Paul receives great honor for healing father of  Publius
v. John 5:23 “that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father”
vi. Jesus claims the honor due to God
f. ‘Evaluate’, ‘to assess the value’:
i. Matthew 27:8-9 “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of  which I have treasured treasured some of the sons of Israel” them.
ii. (When evaluating something it set usefulness, importance, overall  value) you
Other sources:
1. Value, value, s.f. Ownership of things, facts, ideas, events correspond to social needs and ideals generated by acestea52
2. Sumacalităţilorcaredaupreţunuiobiect, uneifiinţe, unuifenomen, etc53
3. Calitateacarefacecaunlucrusăfievalorosşidedorit54
4. An ideal accepted by an individual or by a group of indivizi55
5. Principles, standards or qualities considered valuable to the person you deţine56
6. Ideiabstractedespreceeaceosocietatecredeafibun, corectşidedorit57
7. Those qualities of behavior, thought and character are considered to be inherently good, that lead to desired results and valuable enough to be taken and alţii58
52Value. DEX online. Available at: http://dexonline.ro/search.php?cuv=Valoare. Internet
53Ibid.
54Value. The Wiktionary. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value. Internet.
55Ibid.
56Value. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Value. 57Internet. Value. The Wiktionary. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value. Internet.
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8. Values are our subjective reactions to the world around us. They determine and influence our choices and behavior
9. Faith a person or social group in which there was an emotional investment, pro or contra59
10.Valorile implicitly relate human behavior, values “lead” and “directs” the person on the internal options. However, values involve a conscious prioritization of behavioral alternatives that are perceived to be possible for the individual. Values can be applied to groups (like American values) or individuals (religious values) and can be both processes and goals at the same time. For example, democracy is both process and scop60.
Examples of sets of values of the secular world:
1. McDonalds values: 61
a. McDonald’s is committed to a balanced and active lifestyle, and as we grow  we want to be near our customers to help in this area of life
b. Being a big buyer, we believe that we have a great opportunity to influence  and shape the impact our environment, social and food safety
c. Investing in training and developing our people is an important responsibility  and an essential element of business success
d. Each McDonald’s restaurant is part of the local community, the environment  and the economy, and the whole world
2. Value Vodafone: 62
a. passion for our customers
b. Passion for our people
c. Passion for results
d. passion for the world around us
59Personal and cultural. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org. Internet.
60CIVITAS: A Framework for Civic Education, a collaborative project of the Center for Civic Education and the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, National Council for the Social Studies Bulletin No. 86.1991.
61McDonalds. Available at: http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/aboutus/values.aspx. Internet.
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3. IBM values: 63
a. Dedication to every client’s success
b. Spirit innovative for our company and for the world
c. Trust and responsibility in all relationships
4. Microsoft values: 64
a. We act with integrity and honesty
b. We are keen to customers and partners, and to technology
c. We are open and respectful with others and we are committed to help them  become better
d. We are willing to accept great challenges to deal with them
e We are critical of ourselves, and dedicated personal development excellence
f We are open to account to the commitments, results and quality of our products  and services both to customers and to distributors, partners and employees
B. Selecting a set of biblical values that underpin the work
Please study the following passages individually, continue to discover other essential biblical values for life and work, and to discuss the findings of the study group:
1. Exodus 18______________________________________________________
2. Psalm 1_____________________________________________________
3. Psalm 19 ____________________________________________________
4. Psalm 145 ___________________________________________________
5. Proverbs 1:7 ___________________________________________________
63 Values. Available at: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/values/us/. Internet.
64 Mission and value. Available at http://www.microsoft.com/asia/careers/mslife/mission_and_value.mspx.Internet.
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6. Matthew 5:1-12______________________________________________
7. Matthew 5:19 _______________________________________________
8. Matthew 6:24 _______________________________________________
9. Matthew 6:25-32 ______________________________________________
10. Matthew 6:33 _________________________________________________
11. Matthew 7:21-23 ______________________________________________
12. Matthew 7:24-27 ______________________________________________
13. Matthew 22:36-40 _____________________________________________
14. Matthew 28:18-20 _____________________________________________
15. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 __________________________________________
16. 1 Corinthians 12:13-27 ________________________________________
Biblical values are those attributes / qualities of things and principles derived from nature and will of God, the only “reference system” eternal perfectly legal.
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 Appendix 2
Purpose of life and Christian ministry
by Theophilus COTRA and Adrian Lauran
Summary:
i. Seminar
ii. Project
iii. Resources
I. SEMINAR
A. Please identify the purpose of life and ministry of Paul, according to 2 Timothy 4:6-7 Philippians 1:21
B. statement outlining the purpose of life and Christian ministry:
1. VărugămsăreflectaţiînrugăciuneasupraparagrafuluidinEfeseni5 :15-16
2. Înluminaacestuiparagraf, vărugămsăevaluaţi:
a. What are the main activities you invest energy, time, money, concern  and hope?
b. What are the main objectives and expectations of life and your work?
c. What was and is central to your life?
d. What reflects this?
e. Write is at the moment to your life?
3. Remember that the values that you want to grounded life and ministry (see  Seminar “Values”)
4. Ţinândcontdevalorilevoastreşidescopulbiblicalfiecăruicreştin, (re) write your  thesis statement and purpose of life
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5. Please be prepared to share this statement with the group, to make and you  make suggestions to refine the statement of purpose
“Live life with a sense of responsibility,
not as people who do not know the
meaning and purpose of life, but I know
some. Use your best time, despite all the  difficulties these days. “
Ephesians 5:15-16
 II. PROJECT
A. In the next month, remember daily the purpose for which God calls you to live and work. Please, write in a journal every day, one thing you want to do that day to achieve your goal.
B. Please answer the following questions to the regional seminar on purpose:
1. What are the main long-term goals you have for your work?
2. What are the goals for each of the above objectives (short and medium term  goals)?
3. What are the aspects that contribute significantly to the fulfillment of a  God- given purpose work?
4. What are the main problems and obstacles you face in doing your work goal?
5. What are you going to change your practical work, so you can achieve the  goal? (Please note written above objectives)
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C. At the workshop area, please:
1. Consider and take the discussion to other biblical characters such as Noah,  Moses, David and Peter
2. AnalizaţişisădiscutaţirăspunsuriledelapunctulII, făcândajustărilederigoare
III. RESOURCES
A. Definition of terms
1. Purpose, n reason something is done or for which something există65
2. S ~ n Anticipation end result to mental activity is directed; goal. Pursued a ~.  Achieve ~ ul. / <Fertilizer. Skopje wide. Scopus66
4. In Latin pro – before and poser – put, of the same family of words
   proposal (put forward) 67
B. Relationship Purpose – Objectives – Goals
 PURPOSE
OBJECTIVE  OBJECTIVE  OBJECTIVE
        1          2         3
TEL 1.1/TEL 1.2/TEL 1.3        TEL 2.1/TEL 2.2/TEL 2.3       TEL 3.1/TEL 3.2.
65 Compact Oxford English Dictionary: Third Edition. , 2005. Available at http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/purpose?view=uk. Internet.
66 new explanatory dictionary of the Romanian language, Bucharest: International Letter, 2002. Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
67 The Wiktionary. Available at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Purpose. Internet.
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C. Models of declarations of purpose:
1. Purpose for which Baptist Church “Pro Deo” from Craiova is to glorify God and extend His kingdom among students, graduates and people impact of Craiova and to the ends of the earth
2. Purpose of the church “Metanoia” Arad is to glorify God by providing perfect church every believer in Jesus
3. Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate and support excellence in educating its members in all areas, but especially in psychology is devoted to the development and advancement of science psihologiei68
4. ScopulmeuestesăÎiaducglorieluiDumnezeuînfiecareziprinceeacesuntşi to expand his kingdom by what they do
D. Some of the benefits experienced from writing and living according to biblical statement of God’s purpose for our life and ministry:
1. Tefereştedeneascultare-dinmomentceDumnezeuarevelatscopulpecare He is with you and the work that has called you, there is no doubt that you need to know and to follow
2. Are you ready to give an account to God for the sense that you used the life you have been given and given work to which you were called
3. I fulfilled life due to the blessing of God go in the desired direction
4. Participate truly realize the fulfillment of God’s work in the world
5. Gives you an overview of all life and the whole works you belong
6. You can manage life and work better, correctly assessing, adjusting and continuously improving
7. Can you structure your life and work, making plans and fulfilling them by faith
8. Tefereştedeeşec, correcting ţidirecţiaîntimpreal
9. Creşteeficienţaşiproductivitateataşiacelordinjurultău
10. Those around you can rely on yourself or you can follow because they know and understand what the purpose of your life and work
11. You can direct the people around you, helping them to discover their purpose in life and work
68 Psi Chi. Accessed on August 18, 2007 Available at http://www.psichi.org/about/purpose.asp. Internet.
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  Appendix 3
My story, my gospel
by Mithras Dudas and Adrian Stanciu
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
I. SEMINAR
A. Reflection on the past
1. Write a story of your life
B. Identification marks – write them on “post-it”
1. critical
2. uplifting moments
3. special people
4. circumstances
5. events
C. Writing – Map of Life
1. Identificareamomentelorsemnificative
- Identify each significant event
2. Fazeledezvoltării-identificăacestefaze
a. Foundations – integrity test, the test word, divine encounters, the  challenge of faith
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b. Growth in the inner man – shaping the character
c. Maturity in service – competent service
d. Focus – role and unique work – convergence
3. Building map
a. Place a chronology of events
b. Notice boundaries and transitions between phases
c. Give titles each phase of development
d. Write lessons learned (the “post-it” a different color)
4. What I learned – my uniqueness – who I am
a natural endowment
b.Spiritual Gifts
c. Call
d. Powers
e. Devotion
II. PROJECT
A. To help you take advantage of your story, write what you learned about:
1. Lessons about leading your character
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2. Features that you learned to cherish
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3. How to maintain a balance between personal life and ministry
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4. Efficiency in service
_____________________________________________________________________
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5. People and Relationships
_____________________________________________________________________
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6. Church organizations and networks
_____________________________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________________________
7. Your passion for service
_____________________________________________________________________
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8. Passion of your life
_____________________________________________________________________
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B. Write the things in your history that have shaped the set of values for life and ministry – and the resulting values. (Up to 7 values)
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Appendix 4
Vision
by Michael Dumitraşcu
Summary
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
A. Notice how Jesus expressed clearly and vision. What is the key statement in each situation?
Luke 19:10 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
John 3:17 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
John 10:9-10 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
How do you write your his vision?
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B. Notice how Paul expressed his clear vision. How do you write your vision of?
Colossians 1:28-29
C. What are your comments about Nehemiah’s vision communication process? Nehemiah 2:11-20 (especially 17-18)
II. PROJECT
Knowing that no one can write complete vision in a few minutes, start the process by doing the following:
1. Review the material presented so far about vision and then follow the next
chapter: Resources.
2. Begin to outline a vision for your church or ministry (see questions in the  “Resources”).
3. Work with people in your church to this project. You’ll be able to share the  vision, if you want to end this session.
III. RESOURCES
Dr. Andrew Seidel “All sails up, croind a route daredevil ‘
A. A complex
Vision development involves a complex but exciting. The four steps taken by Nehemiah can be generalized to guide the development of a vision for ministry.
First, Nehemiah spent considerable time in prayer and reading the Scriptures, to know God’s will.
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Second, Nehemiah and understand their strengths and abilities. He had access to the king and received the respect the king. He had personal possessions and ties to those in Jerusalem.
Third, possessed an understanding of the strengths, abilities and limitations of the people and the resources available at the time of his return to Jerusalem.
Fourth, conceived in his mind a vision of what Jerusalem could once physical walls were reconstructed and rebuilt as spiritual people. He communicated this vision leaders in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:17-18).
The four steps taken by Nehemiah are equally valid today. However, remember that these steps should not be understood as separate actions, each needing to be completed before changing to the next. Their follow in the order has a value in itself, but they should be evaluated and improved continuously. Of course, it’s important to continue to pray and study the Word of God throughout the design process of a vision. Vision development requires analytical skills, imagination, judgment, and willingness to ask and answer a lot of questions.
B. Steps in the process
Read the following steps in the process of “forming a vision.” Think specifically to your church or ministry as you read.
Step 1: Gain an accurate understanding of God’s desires
A greater understanding of God’s purposes for the universal Church will help you to understand the goals and desires for your church. Here are five ways to better understand:
1. Pray individual and corporate
a. Ask God for direction and understanding as we go through the process  of designing a vision for your church. Ask Him to reveal what He wants your church to
b. Practice the post or other spiritual disciplines during this period
2. Study the Scriptures
a. Study the Scriptures that reveal God’s purposes for the church. Study  the key passages in the New Testament that refer to the church. Be sure to include the following passages:
i Matthew 28:19-20 them.
ii.John 3:16
iii. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21
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iv. Efeseni 1:3-12 :11-16
v. Efeseni4 see you.
vi. 1 Timothy 2:4
b. There may be other passages that you could study
3. Think
a. Spend time quietly reflecting on what you learned about God’s plan for  the church
b. Ask God to guide your thoughts and to increase understanding
c. During the process of developing vision ask yourself the following  question: “What is the most effective thing we can do for our church to  fulfill this mission in  our work?”
4. Search for wise advice
a. Speak with a mature believers from other churches about the mission  and vision of their church
b. Choose wise in your own congregation members and seek their advice  on your church’s vision
Step 2:    Understand your strengths, your unique abilities and limitations
Then you understand your own strengths and abilities as a leader and your limits.
1. If you are a pastor or church leader a team work, much of the responsibility to  establish and the vision is on your shoulders. This is why God made you leader!
2. Vision is closely related to who you are as a person, will be influenced by how  God is working in your life, the gifts, skills, strengths and your weak points
3. Since you will be the main (but not only) person to put into words the vision  and will lead people toward its fulfillment should be body and soul for vision, identified with it
a. If your personal vision is a harmonious relationship with the church’s  vision and gifts, abilities, interests match your vision of the church, you will feel a huge accomplishment and satisfaction working for the fulfillment of  the vision
b On the other hand, if your personal view differs from church vision or  abilities, gifts and interests
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not fit your vision of the church, you will feel a deep dissatisfaction and  frustration. Under these circumstances, many pastors feel they need to  turn to other work and many other leaders do the same job or simply  abandon church altogether
c. Therefore, it is particularly important that the process of designing a  vision for your church or ministry to think carefully about the interests,  gifts, abilities, strengths and your weak points
The following questions form the starting point:
1. Your motivations
a. Why are you in a job?
b. What are your personal goals work?
c. Whose glory looking for?
d seeking to accomplish the vision of the design process?
e. In what kind of situations do you feel most “alive”?
2. Your values
a. What character traits do you think are most important?
b. What are the core values that make up the foundation of personal life  and your work?
c. What is the thing you are most passionate about?
d. What dream do or make? What you feel you have to do?
3. Strengths, gifts and your skills
a. What are your spiritual gifts? How were you able to use those gifts in  ministry?
b. What other special skills do you have? Fantasy? Music? Preaching?  Written? Other?
c. In what type of work activities or have had the most satisfaction? What  do you like to do?
d. In what activities or areas of work have been most successful?
e. What’s submissions activities, consistently positive feedback from  others?
4. Your weak points
a. As work-related activities or tasks you feel you struggle?
b. What you like to do? What things avoid?
c. For which aspects of work feel that you are not right?
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5. Your spiritual life
a. How is the relationship intimate and fulfilling your God now?
b. To what area of your life you have experienced recently, the faithfulness  of God?
c. Increases your relationship with God in a positive direction? Why or why  not?
d. What are the sins you struggle with most?
e. What’s it trying to hide things from God, from others or even yourself?  What would happen if you were honest with God about these things?
f. How big is your faith in God’s goodness? Why?
g. What Scriptures strongest influence your life?
6. Your work
a. How satisfied are you with the direction it is heading your work today?  Why?
b. How would you like to see that your work is developed in the next five  years?
c. how comfortable you feel in relationships with others? Are you easy to  talk to others about personal problems in their lives? Why or why not?
d. In what field of work invested most of your time?
e. What’s for work purpose you set for next year?
f. How to identify success in your work?
Remember that these questions are just a starting point. You should continually evaluate and work life. This is an essential element in the growth process.
Step 3: Understand the strengths, skills and unique within your congregation
1. Once you understand the strengths, abilities and limits, do the same exercise  evaluation for your congregation. Each congregation has some important resources available for mission accomplishment. Among the resources included  humans, finance, facilities, skills, information, history and a degree of community  respect. Congregations are never identical specific group of resources makes it  unique as a congregation and equip for a specific role in building the Kingdom of  God
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2. Răspunsullaurmătoareleîntrebărivăvaajutasăvăclarificaţicareesteacea unique  contribution that your congregation is ready to and bring
a. What are the characteristics of your congregation?
i. What is the total number of members? The number of members who  attend church services? them.
ii. What are the main age groups?
iii. What are the trends in membership and attendance?
iv. Grow? Stagnant? Decreasing?
b. What are the unique strengths of our congregation? What are the things you  are happy? What are the things you do well? In that aspect, I saw God’s  blessing?
c. What are the weaknesses of our congregation? What are the things we want  different? What are the things you do not do well? Interests and needs of our members?
i. Q. What are their hopes and dreams? them.
ii. Caresuntneliniştilelorspecifice?
iii. Without a motivating vision will create a vacuum in which almost  nothing happens, but almost every problem will be exaggerated
iv. Carelesuntnevoilelegatedeprogramulînbiserică?
v. Carelesuntnevoilelegatedefacilităţi? you?
vi. What are the needs of the church staff?
d. What is the history of our congregation?
i Cumafosteaînfiinţată? them.
ii. What were its first leaders? How were they? What stories we know  about them?
iii. What were the main achievements of the church in terms of ministry?
iv. Make a “life story” of the church. What we discovered it about church?  What approach uses church work? What crisis influenced the thinking of the church?
e. What is the current state of the congregation? One author has defined the  vision in the following terms: “Vision is the ability to see opportunities amid the present circumstances.” 69
69 RickWarren, The Purpose Driven Church. Zondervan, GrandRapids, 1995, p.28.
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i. What are the current strengths and weaknesses of our management  team?
ii. What is the atmosphere in the congregation? Hot? Cold? Cooperation?  Animated? Monotonous? Unsafe? Strong? Dynamic?
iii.What unique opportunities exist in this congregation?
iv.On what specific strengths to build on?
f. What special influences exist in our congregation?
i Ceefectauavutrecenteleschimbăriculturale, social or political about our  church? them.
ii.What new opportunities exist in our area work?
iii. Leadership can never be understood independently of mission and  vision. Driving there is never for herself, for exaltation and personal  development leader
iv. Leadership exists to make possible a desirable future (vision) to people  involved, reflecting the essence of the mission
v. What “remnants” of former times are now unnecessary and should be  eliminated? (This can be the attitudes, opinions and / or programs)
Step 4: Develop your understanding of the needs of people outside the church
1. As part of the design process of a vision is the task of understanding the needs  of people who will serve outside the church. What are the specific needs of the community?
 Note: Their needs will become “the gateway to work.” People might think I’m not  interested in “church”, but I am interested to meet real needs. For example, marriages with service problems become an opportunity for people who  otherwise would not come to church.
a. While a particular community consider the congregation there, answer  the following questions:
i. Q. How is the community? them.
ii.  What are the needs of the people?
iii. What pressures they face? What does it hurt people?
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iv. What are the values, beliefs and attitudes? What values shape  their lives?
v. What cultural changes taking place in society? you.
vi. Understand distractions that compete in your cultural context:  television, sleeping late, fatigue, desire to raise the economic level, the need to support his family, sports, hobbies, time spent in the  family, etc.. Try to find out why people choose other concerns rather than get involved in church
vii. What are their dreams?
viii.Care are people who do not have any relationship with the  church?
ix. What special groups of people in the church are you? “Blochişti”,  students, business people, poor people, prisoners?
b. If your best, do a survey on the community, asking people their perception of  personal and community needs. Ask them in what areas would be interested in church work Answer
c. such surveys, changing programs or other aspects of church life, it will improve  community service
2. Beyond your immediate community, remember to look at the world as a whole.
a. Scripture mentions a mission church that targets the entire world (Matthew  28.19-20). Set:
i. What are the needs and hopes of people them.
ii. that are specific regions where the Gospel has not penetrated
b. Then answer this question: “What can our church do to fulfill its mission more  effectively to those beyond the immediate community and our country?”
3. While you think about the needs of people around you should come to want to get involved in serving a particular group of people
a. Perhaps a group will be defined geographically or perhaps based on age or  occupation dominant
b. As you think about the different options, taking into account the strengths and  weaknesses of your church, God will direct attention to a specific group of people
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c. Try to identify precisely the group
d. Remember that no church, by itself, can not fulfill all the needs that exist in  society. Target those people and to those needs that God will prepare the church and be assured that He will raise another church (or churches) to work with  others
Step 5: Write a vision statement for your church.
1. The highlight of the design process of a vision is the vision statement writing  and polishing. The process of designing a vision for your church involves bringing together (in the context of prayer, Bible study and honest search for God’s will)  Biblical mandates that define timeless mission of the church and circumstantial realities that exist and serve your church.
2. Now write your vision statement in a concise form as
a. As you do this, make sure your vision statement:
i mentioned the people God has called to serve, your target  audience them.
ii. clarificăscopullucrăriidumneavoastrăînslujbaacelor people.
What you plan to accomplish in their part?
iii. identify what differentiates you from any other church in your  area. What features or make for your church is distinct from any  other churches?
b. Write the statement in a most clear and motivating. Make sure that:
i. folosiţiunlimbajclar, graphic, positive
ii. caresăcomuniceimagini them. use terms that are more active  than passive
iii. attractive painted a mental picture that people will want to  identify and to be integrated
iv. Be concise and use, preferably less than fifty words
3. Fiţidispussărescrieţişisăşlefuiţideclaraţiadeviziune, caîncazuloricăruialt important document that should be clear and specific wording
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C. Examples of vision statements
Once you have finished writing the statement, read them those of other churches could make you rhubarb with amendments (or with additions or change of emphasis). Avoid, on the other hand, the trap of adopting, just a general vision statement of “mega-church” your favorites. Let God use Scripture, His Word and needs of the people around you to guide you in the process of designing a vision that fits your church.
Here are three churches vision statements:
1. First, an evangelical church, religious, urban New York City has determined  that vision:
“Equipping professionals in New York City as they decisively influence their  network of relationships, focusing on the proclamation of the Gospel to unbelievers in small groups and work on the street market to respond to urban  needs.” 70
Factors influencing community needs this vision statement are:
a. church is located in a congested urban area surrounded by apartment  buildings, office buildings and small
b. their target audience is composed of businessmen and professionals who live  around them
c. They realize that these people crave the type of interpersonal relationship that  gives small groups
d. Such people are initially attracted to a particular need or connection in their  professional lives and business. Church conducted a “work in street market” oriented towards the needs of business
Gateway to Work: An acute need felt by relationships, anxieties and demands of  professional, business.
2. Second, an independent evangelical church located near a large university  with 35,000 students is the vision:
“To reach out to our city university community through evangelism as a way of life  and to build people through involvement in God’s Word and personal relationships with the families in the church, so that they become ready for  ministry in world. “
Factors influencing community needs this vision statement are:
70 George Barna. Without a Vision, the People Perish. Barna Research Group, Glendale, California, 1991, p. 133-134.
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a. The church is located in a residential neighborhood where they live  several thousand students. The city is not very large, so that the church is  a reasonable distance from all the important places of the city. So the main  target audience are students and teachers
b. They realize that students are in the key moments in life, living away  from home for the first time and experiencing more adult relationships.  Most do not come from Christian families, many families with problems
c. Most students did not receive instruction in Scripture
d. Students in this prestigious university positions throughout the world  gain
Gateway to Work: Students are in a time that has genuine interest due transitional period that is, they are oriented toward group membership.
3. Thirdly, an evangelical church planted in a middle-class community has the  following vision:
“To plant a church culturally relevant, based on the vision of the Great  Commission, which enable people to proclaim Christ through meaningful  relationships with God, other Christians and non-Christians. The dream is to  create a church community to have an impact in the community who do not  attend church. “
Factors influencing community needs this vision statement are:
a. This church is a community located in a residential area near a major  urban area. Most of the people who belong to this community working in the nearby town
b.’m usually cut off from other people and living with a desire to establish  meaningful relationships with others
c. Church tries to create a sense of belonging to the community (the  feeling of being gathered together, which is achieved when quality  relationships) that go towards others, giving them fulfilling relationship with  God and with others
Gateway to Work: The Need for relationships is a determining factor in the lives  of the people of this community.
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D. How to verify your vision statement
Before leaders or committee to adopt a specific vision statement, make sure you can answer each of these questions with a “yes”:
1. Vision statement clearly states your target audience you want to ask?
2. Give your statement a clear vision for the future of your job?
3. Provides a positive statement about the future of the church, so that people  want to be involved?
4. Statement includes guidance on appropriate strategies that must be used for  the fulfillment of the vision?
5. Vision statement is sufficiently specific to allow the church to make a clear  choice between more positive options work?
6. Show that the vision statement of your church is unique and different enough  that it can be distinguished from other churches?
Now spend time writing a second draft of a vision statement for your church or ministry.
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  Appendix
5
Christian Mission: Changing the better godly
by Emanuel Moisa, Gelu Paul-Faina and Titus Păştean
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
A. Please identify the task illustrated in one of the following passages:
1. Genesis 6:13-21
2. Exodus 3:10
3. Exodus 25:9, 26:30
4. Matthew 28:19-20
5. Colossians 1:28-29
What are the values, purpose and vision of the leader described in the  passage? What do you think was his mission?
B. Writing the mission statement
What are the values, purpose and vision of the church / your organization?
What is the mission of the church / your organization?
Taking into account the suggestions made in Chapter 5, Subchapter V, Section E,
please try to articulate the mission statement of the church / your organization
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C. Sharing and assessment mission statement
Please share and evaluate your mission statement together with participants
from the same regional center.
II. PROJECT
A. Please studied individually and then in groups to discuss study findings the following passages:
1. Genesis 6:13-21
2. Exodus 3:10
3. Exodus 25:9, 26:30
4. Matthew 28:19-20
5. Colossians 1:28-29
B. outlining specific work entrusted by God
1. Revisiting values, purpose, history and vision of the church / organization to  clarify the mission of the church / your organization:
a. What is the purpose of a church / your organization?
b. What is the vision that you have received from God?
c. What is the mission of the church / your organization?
2. Assessment mission statement of the church / your organization:
a. In the next few minutes please write your mission statement under
which you served so far
b. Please then to evaluate in terms of the characteristics of a remarkable  mission statements
c What rating would you give on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 poor, 1 poor, 2  acceptable, 3 good, 4 very good, 5 excellent)
d. To what extent use of time, energy and money you have contributed so  far in fulfilling the mission of the church / your organization?
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 C. Aligning priorities and daily activities to the purpose for which we live, in order to increase efficiency in the achievement of personal and organizational mission
1. Ceintenţionaţisăfaceţipentruavăputeaîndeplinimisiunea?
2. What is your unique role in the church / your organization?
3. What are the objectives and activities of your daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually for the performance?
III. RESOURCES
A. Definitions:
1. DEX: Pregnancy paid someone to achieve a acţiuni71
2. Princeton72 University has five meanings of the noun ‘mission’:
a. An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry out  religious work. Synonyms: missionary post, missionary base, foreign  mission
b. An operation designated command center. Synonym: military mission
c. The responsibility of a designated person or group. Synonyms: task  assignment
d. organized work of a religious missionary. Synonym: missionary work
e. A group of representatives or delegates. Synonyms: delegation,  assignment, deputare
3. Dictionary “AmericanHeritage” defineştemisiuneadrept73:
a. complex of buildings housing a mission
71Misiune. DEX Online. Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
72Mission. Answers.com. 1.7.1 WordNet, Princeton University, 2001. Accessed on 14/01/2007. Available at: http://www.answers.com/topic/mission, Internet.
73Mission. Answers.com. The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Retrieved on 14/01/2007. Available at:http://www.answers.com/topic/mission, Internet.
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b. Responsibility of a missionary
c. A church or Christian organization without cleric whose support depends  on the support of a larger religious organizations
d. A series of special Christian proselytizing jobs
e. A special responsibility given to an individual or group
f. An internal call to execute a particular task or job, a vocation
4. Ministry of Interior SUA74
a. responsibility, along with purpose, clearly indicating the activities to be undertaken and the reasoning behind them
b. In common usage, especially when it comes to junior military units, a duty assigned to an individual or unit; responsibility
B. Biblical examples:
1. Noah – Saving a remnant (Genesis 6:13-21)
2. Moses – Removing people from Egypt and conquest of Canaan (Exodus 3:10)
3. Moses – enable God to dwell among His people Tabernacle (Exodus 25:9,  26:30)
4. Nehemiah – enable God to dwell among His people: Restoring Jerusalem  (Nehemiah 2:5)
5. Jesus:
a. salvation
b. Mobilizing the incarnation of His church in every ethnicity Gospel  (Matthew 28:19-20)
6. Paul-DesăvârşireafiecăruiomînHristos (Col1 :28-29)
74Mission. Answers.com. Military and Associated Words, U.S. Department of Defense, 2003. Retrieved on 14/01/2007. Available at: http://www.answers.com/topic/mission, Internet.
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C. Table for organizing weeks for fulfillment of the mission of the church / your organization:
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  Appendix 6
Strategy paper (H) art fulfillment vision
by Catalin Apopei, Titi Ciocîltea and Adi Totan
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
A. Please share and evaluate a strategy for mobilizing the church / organization to worship, the exercise presented in the presentation. (15 min)
B. Develop strategy to work:
1. Questions to outline strategy your church or organization:
a. What is the mission of the church / your organization?
b. What are the church / organization’s objectives?
c. How can I be satisfied?
d. What is the purpose of worship, discipleship, evangelism, pastoral care,  administration?
e. How each function can be fulfilled?
f. Why do you think people come to church / your organization?
g. How do people learn?
h. How people relate best?
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i.  How can their needs fulfilled most natural?
j. What are the final results you want? How do you know that you are  there?
k. What are the types most relevant to the people they serve, to  accomplish your desired goals?
2. Please devise and evaluate strategy with team members of your church or  organization (25 min)
3. Please share your strategy with participants from the same regional center (10  min)
II. PROJECT
A. Revisiting values, purpose, history, vision and mission of your church or organization.
1. What is the purpose of church / your organization?
2. What is the vision that you have received from God?
3. What is the mission of the church / your organization?
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B. Completion of design and evaluation strategy work for your church or organization
1. What are the church / organization to meet mission objectives undertaken?
2. Completaţistrategiilepentruîndeplinireafiecăreifuncţiisauobiectiv
3. Established principles that will bring the strategies of the strategy integrated  and church / your organization?
4. Evaluate the strategy developed in terms of stated objectives
5. Develop strategy implementation plan using methods and materials for  activities
C. Aligning priorities and daily activities to the purpose for which we live, in order to improve and implement organizational strategy and personal
1. Ceintenţionaţisăfaceţipentruaputeaimplementastrategiaelaborată?
2. What is your unique role in the church / your organization?
3. What are the objectives and activities of your daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly,  annually to implement the strategy?
III. RESOURCES
(1) Business Plan
A. Identification of the entity:
1. Company Name:
2. Record:
3. Legal form of incorporation:
4. Current activity type:
5. Nature of capital:
6. Capital:
7. Partners, main shareholders:
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B. The management and staff of the company:
1. Company management
  Function:               Name:               first name:               Education:
     CEO
2. Staff:
C. Description of current activity
1. History of activity:
2. Products / Services:
D. Analysis branch of activity
Market Analysis
E. plan production / operation
Major suppliers
          bonus                provider name (address)                 Ownership         Weight (% *)
no. crt.       category and name the group rented fixed assets      Year of manufacture
    1.
    2.
    3.
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F. Current market
The main customers:
   Customer Name and Address   Ownership transactions Year and value of, thou  eight Monday, 2000
Competitors  (names, dates known about them)
 no.   COMPANY NAME       quality / price  manufacturer / distributor
Crt. TOWN
  1.
  2.
  3.
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Position the company’s products from the competition
G. Presentation of the project for which the financial support
New products / services appropriate
Description of technological process for new product
Environmental impact
The main suppliers of raw materials for new products
     raw material       provider name (address)  Ownership  Weight (% *)
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Description of the proposed investment in the context of the technological process described above
no. crt. the investment  A) Type  Power     Supplier / address   Value Obs.
crt. (Kw/ Estimated
Character     EUR
1.
                  -
no.     the investment   A) Type     char. /  Contractor /  estimated        Obs.
crt. AREA    Address value
  EUR
1.
2.
                  -
Destination necessary background:
Equipment:
No. Name No./pcs. Total price – EUR
Construction:
Total use funding:
Necessary changes to equipment, existing buildings
Necessary changes in the structure and number of staff employed
H. Facts about marketing and promoting
1. Strategic objectives:
2. Tactical objectives:
3. Objectives:
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Potential customers for the new product
Leads:
 Customer Name and Address       Ownership                   Percentage of total sales%
         private_________________________________
            private_________________________________
Potential competitors
The main advantages of the new product offered by the firm:
A predictable reaction to the emergence of new competition in the market offers
I. Marketing Plan
1. Pricing strategy
2. Promotion Strategy
3. Sales strategy
4. Distribution Strategy
5. Amplasareafirmei
6. What does the sale of products
7. Share in total sales [%]
(2) BOOK Nehemiah
A. Nehemiah’s purpose: Glorifying God in and through Israel
B. Nehemiah’s Vision: A prosperous material and spiritual Jerusalem, reflecting the presence and favor of God
C. Mission Nehemiah: Restoration of Israel around God’s ancestors
1. Rebuilding the walls
2. Refacereavieţiispiritualeaisraeliţilor (RestaurarearelaţieicuDumnezeu)
3. Refacereavieţiisocialeaisraeliţilor
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D. Strategy Nehemiah to rebuild the walls
1. Prayer planificareşidiplomaţie
2. Provision of resources
3. Field inspection
4. Mobilizareaisraeliţilorînsferalordeinteresmaxim
5. Commencement of work
6. Focus
(3) EXAMPLE OF STRATEGY: VOX Church dominica
1. Orientation of each member of the community Vox dominant purpose for which  it was created: to glorify God and His kingdom expansion
2. Growing daily relationships, intimate and progressive with each member of the  community God Vox Domini
3. Giving the Bible the values, beliefs, principles, skills, habits and character Vox  Domini community members
4. Forming a dynamic community of Christians authentic and relevant in the  academic world in Timisoara
5. Creation of facilities to integrate and mobilize Christians who belong to the  church’s vision of full academic
6. Movement of people from the state of rebellion and apathy towards interest  and devotion for God to glorify God and His kingdom expansion
7. Evangelism relationships from present scenario or the place where the  unsaved and their needs
8. Build inclusive environments that allow connection and integration into the  community Vox Domini new converts and new church members (to be accepted unconditionally, to feel they belong and to fulfill their need for  competence in serving their maximum power)
9. Training Christians in evangelism initiative and through relationships, through  the incarnation gospel among students and graduates
10. Holistic discipleship small groups or Bible Thinking, critical and creative skill  acquisition and training necessary to fulfill the church’s mission of Christian character of each community member Vox Domini
11. Spiritual multiplication or ministry training potential leaders
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12. Improved quality by integrating each member church pastoring a church in  homes
13. Alternation between preaching and public worship and church fellowship  study in homes, in response to the question of how people learn?
14. Decentralization by establishing the following departments work necessary  for the performance of the church: worship and prayer, evangelism and mission, discipleship and leadership training, counseling and pastoral  support, organization and management
15. Promoting universal priesthood of all believers to serve in mobilizing the  passion, competence, skills and their natural and supernatural endowment
16. Keeping church relevance among target populations by adjusting the vital  functions of the church forms (biotic paradigm)
17. Continuous evaluation of quality of life and church work through self-service  evaluation of each member in the department / s church, through
self-assessment and evaluating cross-department operation
(4) WEEKLY PERSONAL PLANNING
Hours   Sunday   Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   Saturday
 23-6
 6-7   Devotion  Devotion  Devotion    Devotion      Devotion  Devotion  Devotion
 7-9
  9-10
10 – 11   worship
 11 – 12   service  Training  Phones    Committee    Group  Youth
        Study      group           Meeting          Meeting
12 – 16
16 – 20           Organization
20 – 21
21 – 22  Reading family
22 – 23  time
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  Appendix 7
Choosing appropriate methods
necessary mission fulfilling
by Cristi Petricioiu
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
A. Discuss with the concept of method, the definitions contained in Resources. As applied this concept now in your church ministry?
B. Please check the following passages and highlight the methods used by the characters mentioned in the text below:
Noah (Genesis 6:13-22) __________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Moses (Exod3 :10-22) ___________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Moses (Exodus 25:9, 26-30) ________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
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Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20) __________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Paul (Colossians 1:28-2:3) ________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
C. Exercise:
Please outline a scenario of the methods chosen for worship, one of the functions of the church vitale75 you. Discuss with this scenario. Pray for the implementation of this scenario in your work.
II. PROJECT
1. VărugămsădiscutaţimetodelefolositedecătreNoe, Moses, IsusşiPavel, in  fulfilling their mission.
2. Please rate which of the methods revealed and applied in church worship are  effective or need adjustments. Make these adjustments if necessary.
3. Please select appropriate working methods developed strategies to enable  vitale76 functions of the church.
4. Participanţiisuntîncurajaţisăurmăreascăaplicareaacestormetodedefinite in his  church.
75 Note: vital functions of the church: worship, edification, duplication, pastoral and administration. Application of this exercise will be evaluated further meetings planned.
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III. RESOURCES
Definitions of the concept of method
1. Method, 77 methods, s.f. 1. A (systematic) research, knowledge and  transformation of objective reality. Place. adv. With method = methodically,  systematically. 2. Process or set of processes used to achieve a purpose,  methodology (4). ♦ way to proceed. 3. Manual containing rules and normative  principles for learning or practicing a discipline of arts and so on; range of those  rules and principles. [Var.: (Inv) method s.n.] – From Fr. Method, lat. Methodus,  germ Methods
2. Method / / A ~ E78 f 1) mode research, knowledge and transformation of  reality.  2) assembly processes used to achieve a particular purpose. 3) Method of teaching systematic discipline; method. 4) Mode of action to achieve a particular  purpose, manner, method, process, means. [G.-D. method] / <fr. Method, lat. Methodus, germ Methods
3. Metodă79 s.f. 1. Own set of considered means to an end, a performance of a  work. ♦ All practical procedures with which to teach a science discipline. ♦  Manual contains the principles of learning a language, a musical instrument etc.  2. Way to study, to investigate the phenomena of nature and society. [<Germ  method, fr. Method, lat., gr. Method <gr. meta - after, Hodos - path]
4. Metodă80 from the Greek Method (odos = way, road and Metha = to, towards)  means “path that leads to” … truth, “way forward” in order to discover the truth, a “tracking” research something, search, explore an objective phenomenon to  establish the truth, way to go to achieve a goal, the achieve a specific result
77 method. DEX Online. Accessed: 09/30/2003. Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
78 method. New Explanatory Dictionary of Romanian language. Bucharest: International Letter, 2002. Accessed
21.08.2004 Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
79 method. Florin Marcu and Constant Arm, Dictionary of neologisms. Bucharest Academy Press, 1986.
Accessed: 29/10/2006 Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
80 John Cerghit, educational methods. Science, Ed.Polirom, 2006, page 17.
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  Appendix 8
Activities – at the forefront of work
by Rei Abrudan and Catalin Chiciudean
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
Own analysis system – activities for the sake activities, activities for so long accustomed, selected and made strategic activities?
In your team, please review one of the functions of the church and follow the exercise below:
A. Phase predecizională:
1. Take diagnosis:
What are the current needs and issues to be addressed in the church?
2. Take forecast:
What are the possible developments and alternatives for achieving the goals of  philosophy of ministry?
a. scenariilor81 a method will take into account internal and external variables of  the church or organization
i. Variabiledependente (internal) – (filozofiedelucrare, team, resources,  internal processes). These variables are internal to the
81James Davies, Introduction to Management Organisations school course SNSPA, School of Communication and Public Relations “David Ogilvy” Bucharest, 2004-2005, p.15.
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 them. that are determined by the internal nature of the functions and  purpose of the church or organization
ii.Independent variables (external) – current and possible influences on the  church or organization – can not be controlled by it and come external
Method based on potential development scenarios will build the church or  organization, based on trends identified within it, and to investigate the influence  of the external environment.
B. Phase decision:
1. Analyze and evaluate solutions (scenarios) alternative and ranked them  (analysis, evaluation and ranking achieved through filters presented material)
2. Decide which activities will be carried out in practice – implementing decisions,  depending on the scenario most likely and viable
II. PROJECT
A. Before the meeting area:
1. Until the next meeting in your area, seek to answer the following questions:
a. How changed our activities and decision making of their selection by  the conference?
b. How much of what we do today in the church is affected by the  philosophy of ministry?
2. Review and decision model year made at the conference and, on this basis,  identify necessary activities fulfilling one of the functions they serve the church
3. Evaluaţilunaractivităţilepecarelefaceţi, înfuncţiedefiltreleprezentateîn  conference. Implement necessary changes following decision making processes  that will pass
B. At the meeting area:
1. Present scenario and sustainable likely that you have identified, as a team, to  church you belong
2. Review the set of activities that you think and watch it
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implement, for each function of the church in part
3. Watch how they perform activities usually were affected by the philosophy of  ministry
4. Share experiences, difficulties, obstacles, and so on, in the process of change,  selection, implementation and evaluation of activities they have taken from the conference until the present
5. Study of choice passages (passages loads) to emphasize biblical different  activities and how they were chosen
III. RESOURCES
1. Activitate82, activities, s.f. Acts assembly physical, intellectual and moral made  in order to obtain a certain result, systematic use of their forces in a particular area, active and conscious participation in something, work, occupation, job,  work. ♦ diligence, diligence. 2. (In words) = total solar activity phenomena
occurring in outer layers of the sun’s surface and land surface influence. 3. (Fiz.)  The number of particles emitted per second of a radioactive source. – From Fr. activity, lat. activities,-ATIS
2. Activitate83 Ş.V. diligence, zeal, diligence, diligence, effort, diligence, dignity,  zeal.
3. S activity occupation, work, work, occupation, concern, job, (livr.)
labor, (inv) employment preocupaţie. (He sees the ~ s.)
4. Activitate84 ≠ inactivity, inertia, passivity
5. Activitáte85 s f, g.-d. art. activity, pl. activities, art. Activities
6. Activity / / thread ~ ăţi86 f 1) physical or spiritual assembly to achieve a result.  ~ Teaching. ~ Scientific. 2) fiziol. Organ function. 3) ~ solar. Totality of  phenomena occurring in outer layers of the Sun. [G.-D. activity] / <fr. activity, lat.  activities, ~ ATIS
7. Activitate87 s.f. 1. Fulfillment of physical acts, intellectual, moral, etc., for a  particular outcome, occupation, job, work, occupation. ♦
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Activity
83. Mircea and Luiza Seche, thesaurus, Bucharest: International Letter, 2002. Accessed
Available from 04/08/2004 to www.dexonline.ro. Internet. Activity
84. Mircea and Luiza Seche, antonyms dictionary Bucharest: International Letter, 2002. Accessed at 08/03/2004 Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
85 Activity. Collectively spelling dictionary of the Romanian language, Bucharest: International Letter, 2002. Accessed Available from 08/10/2004 to www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
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Accessed 09/12/2005 Available at www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
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Case of an officer belonging to the army’s active frames. 2. (Fiz.) Number of  particles emitted by a radioactive source in a second. 3. (Astr.) = total solar  activity phenomena (spots, bumps, rashes, etc..) That occur in the outer layers of  the Sun. [See wide. activities, fr. On]
8. Acţiune88, actions, s.f. I. 1. Conducting business, work undertaken (to an end).  Action = ♢ man business man, energetic, fast acting. ♢ Expr. Putting into action  = trigger. Took action = to take something. ♦ (sometimes caused by “army”)  military operations. ♦ (Gram.) which expresses the verb (a state, a movement, a  process, and so on). 2. Unfolding of the events in a literary work; fable, subject,  plot. 3. Effect, exercising influence over an object, a phenomenon. Poisonous  action on the body. 4. (Jur.) process, (concr.) Act which requires the opening of a  trial. II. Valuable paper, which is part certain, fixed and pre-determined, the  capital of a company which gives the holder the right to receive dividends.  [Father: you-u-] – From Fr. action, lat. actio,-onis
9. Actions / / e ~ i89 f 1) conducting business. A move to ~. ~ Army. 2) the  exercise of a force on someone or something. 3) Deployment of events in a  literary work. ~ Her novel. 4) gram. Process or state expressed by a verb. 5)  around. Act requesting the opening of a trial. To bring an ~. 6) paper holder value  that certifies participation in a company, and in virtue of which receives dividends.  [G.-D. action, and Sil-u-] / <fr. action, lat. actio ~ onis
10. Acţiune90 s.f. I. 1. The fact of doing something, conducting business, work,  work. ♦ gestures and dress with a speaker accompanies his speech. ♦ military operations (offensive or defensive). ♦ This shows a verb (a job, a state, etc..). 2.  All occurrences of an epic or dramatic work; topic. V. afabulaţie, epic. 3. Influence. 4. Process. ♦ Request that opens a process. II. Title is part of the  capital of public limited liability companies or a limited partnership. [Pron.  You- u-. / Cf. fr. action, it. Azione, lat. Actio] Action
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90 Action. Florin Marcu and Constant Arm, Dictionary of Neologisms, Bucharest Academy Press, 1986. Accessed on 10.12.2005 Available at: www.dexonline.ro. Internet.
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 Appendix 9
Evaluation-condition
“Sine qua non” of an effective mission
by Alex Elias and Daniel Tudor Mărăcine Simionaş
Summary:
I. Seminar
II. Project
III. Resources
I. SEMINAR
Purpose: Implementation evaluation as part of the philosophy of ministry.
Objectives:
1. Înţelegereaaceanumeevaluămatuncicândfacemevaluarealucrării.
2. Develop skills to ask the right questions in the evaluation process.
3. Encourage participants to practice continuous evaluation.
Choose one or two areas of philosophy of paper and answer the evaluation questions relating to:
A. Assessment of values
1. Caresuntvalorilecaredefinesclucrareavoastră?
2. How will you communicate these values team?
B. Evaluation of purpose
1. Is it biblical to work? Why?
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C. The vision
1. Vision is in harmony with the order? What is realistic? But biblical?
2. Shown corresponds to a need for God?
3. Between team members steering problems to be solved? What keeps you  bring an open confrontation of these issues?
D. Evaluation Mission
1. It Biblical? How do we know?
2. It is clear mission: to people? Why yes / no?
3. What are the steps to do that mission be understood by those in the team?
E. Evaluation Strategy
1. Does your team to answer the question: how can we do what we wanted?
3. Nusuntşialtestrategiimaieficiente?
F. Evaluation of methods
1. What are the methods we use? Are effective? Help?
2. What is the best method? Values are reflected by the methods used?
G. Evaluation of activities
1. Help us achieve our objectives which the philosophy of ministry? Appropriate  and contemporary? But the Bible?
2. Are those to be? Sufficient resources for them? Involve all people?
H. Evaluation of evaluation
1. There is an ongoing evaluation plan work?
2. What are three things that would improve the evaluation system?
3. What to do for it to become a common practice of all those involved in  leadership?
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II. PROJECT
As you review with your staff puts various aspects of the philosophy of ministry, using lists specific evaluation questions below. Before proceeding to analyze each area of philosophy of work, make sure that you choose together the things that you evaluate, how often and how you will evaluate.
Monthly, with those of the team dedicated to a specific time to evaluate the work: you and determine what adjustments or changes should be made. These decisions will be evaluated in turn.
Below are some examples of evaluation questions. Try to customize the context: you. The more you develop a personalized assessment tool for context: you, the efficiency and effectiveness of work: you will be higher.
In regional meetings with other leaders share what decisions have taken to implement the job evaluation: you.
What do we evaluate?
A. Philosophy of Work (values, purpose, vision, etc.).
1. Valuation
a. know values should embrace your team? You live these values?
b. can communicate team values? What is the level of commitment to live  these values? How often evaluate the implementation of values?
2. Assessment of the purpose
a. It’s a biblical point? Why?
b. is important? Worth the price?
c. is feasible what was proposed?
d. team are ready to give up personal goals to fight for a common goal?
3. Assessment of vision
a. It is a vision in harmony with the order? What is realistic? But biblical?
b. We dream in God’s work or our work? Shown corresponds to a need for God?
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c. There has focused over time? From where to where?
d. What are the actions which, once adopted by the team and performed  rhythmically, can have maximum potential for success vision?
e. What are the actions that can absolutely prevent the materialization of the  vision?
f. There steering team members problems to be solved? What keeps you bring  an open confrontation of these issues?
g. What negative effect on vision can occur if no action is taken to correct  direction?
h. What steps should be taken to directly contribute to solving the problem?
4. Assessment Mission
a. The Bible? How do we know?
b. The mission worthy of us? Has eternal value? From what we know?
c. It is understandable for people? Why yes / no?
d. What are the steps to do that mission be understood by those in the team?
5. Evaluation Strategy
a. Does your team to answer the question: how can we do what we wanted?
b. is a viable strategy work? It is based on present reality? Realistic objectives  and goals?
c. How strategy helped us to achieve our goal? What can we improve? There are  other more effective strategies?
6. Evaluation methods
a. What are the methods we use? Are effective? Help?
b. What is the best method? Values are reflected by the methods used?
c. Why this way and not another?
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B. Evaluation of the implementation work
1. Structures:
a. What are the structures of a system? Are you? Are appropriate to the  needs and resources? What problems are there? Need and other structures? Why?
b. are plenty of structures for the system to be improved in the future? Are  organic structures?
2. Activities
a.Help a people? Help us achieve our objectives which the philosophy of  ministry? Appropriate and contemporary? But the Bible?
b. are those to be? Sufficient resources for them? Involve all people?
3. Results
a. Are the expected? Why yes / no? What did I do well? What we did  wrong?
b. could more? Could better? How do we evaluate the quality of results?  But the process itself that we have obtained?
c. What God says about our work us?
d. characterize the results of your work in a single word or a statement of  up to 10 key words
C. The people in the system
1. Motivations
a. We all know a philosophy of ministry? We feel it our all? Why yes / no?
b. Why (not) people come to us? Is what we want? We “compete”?
c. Characterize church relations with one key word or a sentence of up to  10 words
2. Relations
  a. How people relate to each other? In apprenticeship? But driving? But  with newcomers? But local people?
b. How’s the conflict? But with indifference? Why? How can we improve?
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c. Characterize church relations with one key word or a sentence of up to  10 words
3. Atmosphere
a. What is the atmosphere in the church? How is each one? What  generally think newcomers? What think those who lead or responsibilities? What they think / feel those outside the movement?
b. What is your faith in your church? What about your dependence on God  as a group? How do you evaluate your church practiced spiritual disciplines?
D. Evaluation of evaluation
1. There is an ongoing evaluation plan work?
2. Cumfuncţioneazăacestplan?
3. We aajutatevaluareadepânăacum? Încefel?
4. Cenuafuncţionatînprocesuldeevaluare?
5. What are three things that would improve the evaluation system?
6. What to do for it to become a common practice of all those involved in
ministry?
III. RESOURCES
Definitions:
DEX
1. assessment, calculation, calculate, estimate, estimation, measurement,  appreciation, thinking, (Reg.) treasure (inv) preţăluire. (~ Value of an object.) 2.
estimate, estimate, (fig.) balance sheet account. (A summary ~ shows that …)
2. Determine, establish the price, value, number, quantity, and so on, to calculate  the count. 2. The value of the estimate. [Father:-lu-a] – From Fr. évaluer.
3. To determine the approximate value of an asset, something, etc.., To cherish,  to appreciate the estima91
1. Assessment of information in terms of credibilitare, authenticity,
relevance and accuracy (military term.)
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2. Determine or estimate the value of a
3. To examine and judge carefully ceva92
A systematic determination of merit, value or significance of something or  cuiva93
Oxford American Dictionaries
Formation of an idea in terms of quantity, number or value of something or  someone
1. Process for determining the significance or value, usually done by
careful study.
2. Analysis and comparison of actual progress versus plan initially focused on
improve implementation plan in the future. Is part of a management process  consisting of planning, implementation and evaluation, ideally three forming a continuous cycle that leads to business success.
3. Assign a process to a particular thing or person valoare.94