ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING A MINISTRY

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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING A MINISTRY

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING A MINISTRY (CHURCH, APOSTOLIC HOUSE OR PARACHURCH ORGANISATION) 1. Why do you want to start a Ministry/Church? 2. What is the scope of this Ministry/Church? 3. How do you want to start the Ministry/Church? 4. When do you want to start the Ministry/Church? 5. With whom do you wish to start the Ministry/Church? 6. How did the calling of God come upon you? Is it a full-time calling for you? Explain. 7. Do you expect your wife to be actively involved in the Ministry? Or should she be out in the market place earning a living? 8. How does the atmosphere on the home-front influence your Ministry? 9. What did God call you to do? Give a short vision of your Ministry and what you believe it will achieve. 10. Are you an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, Worshipper, Intercessor, Kingdom financier, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Counsellor, Political Leader, Kingdom financier or what? Explain how you know! Who confirmed it and how was it confirmed? 11. What is the difference between a Church, an Apostolic House, a Para-church organization and a Ministry? 12. How is your Ministry going to contribute to the Church, Apostolic House and the Kingdom of God? 13. Where is the Ministry/Church going to be submitted to and why is it important? 14. Are you ordained, is ordination important and why? 15. What is a mantle, how do you receive it and have you ever received any mantle? 16. What is the model of Ministry/Church you have in mind? 17. What is the name of the Ministry/Church and why? 18. What kind of altar and pulpit will you have, and why? 19. What is your understanding of “spiritual mapping” and have you done spiritual mapping where you want to begin the Ministry/Church? 20. Have any of the spiritual and governmental elders in the city welcomed your initiative? 21. What kind of prophetic actions have you done in preparation of planting the Ministry/Church? 22. Where will the Ministry/Church be located, is it at one of the gates of the city, on top of a mountain/hill, next to a river, at the city center, in a township etc. What are the implications of the location? 23. Have you fulfilled all the governmental regulations e.g. registration and why is this important spiritually? 24. How is the Ministry/Church going to contribute to the Government and Community at large? 25. Do you intend to multiply the Ministry/Church in other parts of the country, continent and globally? Why, how and when? 26. How is the Ministry/Church going to use the electronic and print media? (Radio, TV, Newspapers, flyers, bill boards etc) 27. Is the Ministry/Church going to rent a building, or do you already own plot of land or building? 28. Why is having a property better than renting and how are you going to secure a property if you don’t already have one? 29. Have you spent enough time laying a foundation of prayer and fasting for the Ministry/Church (40-Day Fast? Why is this important? 30. How is the Ministry/Church going to be sustained financially? 31. How are you going to ensure financial accountability? 32. Is the Ministry/Church responsible for giving the tithe of the tithe (heave tithe) to its spiritual covering and if so, why? 33. How is the Ministry/Church going to bless visiting Men of God when they preach and why is it important? 34. What is the responsibility of this Ministry/Church to orphans, widows, strangers and the poor? 35. What is the responsibility of this Ministry/Church to the Nation of Israel and why? 36. What kind of people will this Ministry/Church be relevant to? 37. Is it time to begin this Ministry/Church and why? How are you going to launch? 38. What niche will this Ministry/Church meet? 39. What are the current demographics and economic status in the area you are launching? 40. How are you going to do fundraising if at all? 41. Is it important for the Pastor to preach to the sheep consistently for a period of at least two years without inviting any other Men of God not related to the Ministry/Church? Why? 42. Share the order of service. 43. What is the proposed time for services and why? 44. Share your philosophy for funerals and marriages. Would you bury people that are not members? Is it an Evangelistic platform? Can the Church elders conduct funerals? Are you a licensed marriage office? Who is eligible to be married by you? 45. How many services are you going to have in a week and why? 46. How often are you going to have outreach programs? 47. How often are you going to be having membership classes? 48. What are fundamental things that members need to know about your Ministry? 49. Why is it important to have a Membership register? 50. What criteria are you going to use to accept Members? 51. Are you going to teach your Members the importance of tithing, giving firstfruits, offerings and Kingdom financing? 52. After how long will you appoint leaders and what processes will be followed in the selection of these leaders? 53. Draw an organogram for the Ministry/Church. 54. Is the Pastor going to be part of the Ministry/Church personnel and how will he/she be remunerated? 55. Is paying the Ministry/Church personnel well, important and why? 56. What should the pulpit protocol be? What should or should not done at the pulpit? 57. What size of a Church/Ministry are you projecting to have in one year? 58. Write a list of what you need for the Ministry/Church to be running smoothly? 59. What kind of classes or schools are you going to be running in the Ministry/Church and why? Eg. Baptism classes, Discipleship classes, Marriage classes etc? 60. How are you going to structure the Women’s ministry? 61. How are you going to structure the Men’s ministry? 62. How are you going to structure the Youth ministry? 63. How are you going to structure the Children’s ministry? 64. How are you going to structure the Singles Ministry? 65. How are you going to structure the Single Parents Ministry? 66. What criteria are you going to use to choose the Praise and Worship team? 67. Are you going to celebrate the Ministry’s birthday annually and why? 68. How were you prepared for Ministry if at all? Share important milestones? 69. How does marriage or the lack of, influence Ministry? 70. Can a business be a ministry? How? 71. How does Ministry influence marriage? 72. What challenges do you anticipate when beginning the Ministry/Church? 73. Is going to Bible School Important and why? 74. Are some Bible Schools “cemeteries”? 75. Can God use you mightily though you have never been to Bible School? 76. What role does serving a Man of God play in preparation for Ministry? 77. What fundamental role does a Spiritual Father play in Ministry? 78. Do you believe that women can be called into the five-fold ministry? Explain. 79. How are you going to ensure that the five-fold ministry is embraced in your Ministry/Church? 80. Have you been wounded in ministry and why is it important to allow the wounds to become scars in ministry/Church? 81. “Christ will build His Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” When does it become our Church and when is it Christ’s Church? 82. When do the ministers rape the bride of Christ? 83. What is integrity and why is it important in Ministry/Church? (Sex, Money, Time, Promises, Power) 84. Discuss the Apostolic Infrastructure I shared at the 2010 congress? 85. What part would you like us to play in your ministry and why? 86. What other questions do you have in regard to Ministry?
Symon Kariuki
Kingdom Age Network of Apostles and Prophets
PO Box 13754
Hatfield
E-mail: kanapinstitute@gmail.com
Landline:+27729774462
Cellphone:+27123478668
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Kingdom Age Network of Apostles and Prophets
PO Box 13754
Hatfield
E-mail: kanapinstitute@gmail.com
Landline:+27729774462
Cellphone:+27123478668