(from All A Board: Building Effective Outdoor Ministry Boards, Outdoor Ministries; DCM)
Think about your organization as a part of the ministry of the church. In what ways does that identity make your organization different? Discuss this question in the light of the following criteria:
An understanding of the organization’s programs as ministry.
The support base of congregations for:
Identity as an extension of their ministry
High expectations of quality, reflecting the church’s involvement.
Access to church-related networks for:
Peer support and Consultation
Conferences and training opportunities
Affirmation of the organization’s ministry
The importance of spiritual care.
A mission which has Christian orientation and ministry at heart.
Staff who share a commitment to their work as ministry.
Board governance with a theological perspective.
Programs that are in harmony with the church’s policy statements.