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Jul  2011 01
Supervised Ministry Self Awareness

We are always making assumptions. There is never a time when we are not using past experiences in order to interpret current events. Likewise, we also make theological assumptions. When faced with situations in life or ministry, we carry with us a set of assumptions about who God is, what God expects, and how God will act and respond. For most of us, these theological assumptions are hidden from our conscious minds. Part of what defines "supervision" in ministry is helping persons become of aware of their theological assumptions. As I prepare for the next summer class session where students will be making class presentations of an event in their ministry setting, discussion will be aimed at identifying the theological assumptions being made in the student's actions in order to increase self-awareness and ministry effectiveness. This is the goal. We will see what happens.

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