Ministry Roadmap: Navigating the Journey of Your Call, Part 1

Winter 2007

In this issue and the subsequent spring 2007 edition of Enrichment, we present six phases of ministry beginning with the call and ending with retirement. We identify the phases as: Formation, Preparation, Implementation, Maturation, Continuation, and Celebration and discuss the first three in this issue. These ministry phases provide reference points for navigating the journey of your call. We intentionally did not include time elements, age, or the exact length of each phase because each minister will pass through the phases at different stages of his or her life. Also, the boundaries between the phases are sometimes difficult to identify because of personal issues, life  experience, and ministry context. Yet, there is a general direction and flow in every minister’s journey.