Victory International's Philosophy of Ministry
What we believe concerning ministry
1. We believe every ministry of Victory International is to have the biblical priorities of:
a) Fulfilling the Great Commandments of Christ
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)
b) Fulfilling the Great Commission
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
2. We believe every believer is called to serve God. With God’s calling to serve, He has given each believer both natural talents and spiritual gifts to serve Him according to His divine plan. We will endeavor to help each believer find their calling and place of ministry.
3. We believe every member of Victory International is to be involved in ministry and to be part of a ministry team.
4. We believe ministry is done best when believers work together on ministry teams. No one individual has all the gifts. A team is made of people with different gifts that completes the potential for effectiveness in a particular ministry. Each team will have an appointed leader.
5. We believe every ministry of Victory International is to work together with the other ministries to achieve the objective of the church’s vision for lives to be transformed.
6. We believe that every ministry is to focus on the fulfillment of that least one of the seven purposes of the church; communicating God’s word, communing with God, celebrating God’s goodness and greatness, compelling the lost to come to Christ, developing a loving community of believers, growing in Christ’s character, and showing compassion through ministry.
7. We believe that involvement in ministry is a very important part of the transformation process. Ministry helps a person change from being a self-centered person who looks to please self to being a person who passionately and joyfully serves God and others. When the church is successful in equipping the believers for the works of ministry that not only brings transformation to those involved in ministry but also builds up others in the church to achieve spiritual maturity. (Ephesians 4:11-16)