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Theology of Ministry – Five Years Later

During the last year of seminary, students at SFTS are asked to write a theology of ministry paper. At the time when I wrote and presented my paper to my class, there was really only one criticism offered: it ends very abruptly. My answer at the time was that the paper was unfinished. How could I possibly finalize my theology on ministry before my ministry had actually begun in earnest? I naively said at the time that in five years I would like to revisit the project and see where I have evolved and see if there are some things that are actually no longer a part of what drives me to do what I do. Well… It’s five years later. As fate would have it, I have some time to think and write in this season of my life. So, I’m going to spend some time to revisiting this paper and thinking through the ways my thinking on ministry has changed. The paper was split into 5 sections:

1. Scriptural Basis for My Theology of Ministry

2. Basic Theological Understandings

3. Christ and the Church

4. Me and God

5. My Call

My next five posts will include the original paper broken into the above sections and reflections/additions/ amendments based on the ways that I have changed and grown. We’ll see how this goes…

About derricklweston

Father of two. I co-host God Complex Radio, a show highlighting progressive voices in the faith community. (godcomplexradio.com) I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. I like lots of stuff. Sometimes I write about that stuff.


4 thoughts on “Theology of Ministry – Five Years Later

  1. umm…Yes Please. I’m so impressed you’re revisiting this!

    Posted by Nick Larson | February 13, 2012, 6:37 pm


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