Classical Ministries


Classical Ministry Committee

The purpose of the Classical Ministries Committee is to enable the classis to enable the local church and collaborative classical ministries in these five ministry areas - worship, outreach, service, fellowship and discipleship. It is organized to ensure that it has a balanced overview of and interaction with the ministries of the churches. The strategy of each team is to inspire, support, equip and encourage, and provide accountability.   The following chart gives the scriptural rationale for these five ministry areas.

 

Worship

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Mt. 22:37)

Service

Love your neighbour as yourself”

(Mt. 22:39)

 

Outreach

“go and make disciples of all nations”

(Mt. 28:19a)

Fellowship

“baptizing them”

(Mt. 28:19b)

 

Discipleship

“and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”

(Mt. 28:20)

(Magnify the Lord, Exalt His Name)

 

(Serve with Mercy and Justice)

 

 

(Evangelize – Be a Contagious Christian; bring others to Christ)

 

 

(Enfold believers into the Body of Christ; encourage them in the Fellowship of Believers

(spiritual growth&  maturity; become Christ-like & follow Him in all areas of life)

 

Magnify

Worship

‘Love God’

 

Ministry

Service

‘Love Neighbour’

 

Mission

Outreach

‘Make Disciples’

 

Membership

Fellowship

Baptize/

Incorporate

Maturity

Discipleship

‘Teach’/equip

 

Exalt

 

Equip

Evangelize

Encourage

Edify

Worship and Prayer

WORSHIP celebrates God’s presence. The work of the prayer coordinator falls in this area.


Service

SERVICE demonstrates God’s love to our neighbours through faithful counsel and programs of assistance. Ministry networking and resourcing areas include Diaconal Ministries Canada, Faith & Hope Mental Health Ministry, Safe Church Ministries, Disabilities Concerns, Chaplaincy, Service Link, CRWRC, etc.



Outreach

OUTREACH stimulates witness and loves justice. Ministry networking and resourcing areas include Geneva Fellowship Campus Ministry - Queens University, Kingston; Seafarer's Ministry, Montreal; Home Missions; World Missions; Back to God Ministries International; etc.   

 
FELLOWSHIP incorporates God’s family and promotes hospitality, encouragement, and pastoral care. Ministry networking and resourcing areas include the pastor/spouse retreat, Pastor-Church Relations and the marriage and family newlstter.


Discipleship

 

DISCIPLESHIP provides education and equipping. Ministry networking and resourcing include the areas of youth ministries, All Ontario Youth Convention, Quinte Ministerial Leadership (Student Fund), Leadership Development Network, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Redeemer University CollegeCalvin College,  and Calvin Seminary.

Classis Personnel

Each ministry area shall be headed up by a 1-2 person team whose sole mandate is to provide ministry networking (inspire, support, equip, encourage and provide accountability) for and between member churches and for the shared ministries in our region.  These team leaders report to the Classis Quinte Classical Ministry Committee three times per year.  These team leaders are passionate for their ministry area, desire to serve the member churches in classis Quinte, have the endorsement of their church council, possess administrative and leadership skills.  Appointments require ratification by Classis.  Membership is for a three-year term (renewable after one term) with the officers appointed annually.
 
In addition, there are committees within each ministry area.  See classis ministry teams  for a complete listing. 

Pastors and Ministry Associates