In this introductory course you will begin to explore the realm of vocational ministry that wrestles with the following questions: What perspectives does the Bible give to the issue of formulating a "life purpose statement?" Why is grounding our personal identity in biblical truth a prerequisite for ministry effectiveness? What biblical truths comprise our so-called "position in Christ?" What basic priorities should serve as a guiding mechanism for management of our time and schedule? Why did God establish the local church - and how should His purposes affect programming and personnel? What are the characteristics of a healthy church? What principles should guide leaders' approaches to ministry?