One of the major obstacles for ministry implementation of the outreaches is the absence of a unified vision. Most members of a churches & ministries staff have never had any serious training on evangelization or discipleship. They are a group of individuals who come from different backgrounds, different denominational, religious, and ministry experiences. Each has his or her own view or understanding of what evangelization and discipleship are, but often they work only within their own model of ministry and agenda. The first critical step in bringing effective results from evangelization and discipleship is to equip everyone in ministry leadership with a clear understanding and model of what churches & ministries are commissioned and called to do.
Another major obstacle for churches & ministries is the lack of a common result of the various ministries. Most ministries run on a compartmentalized ministry model that has every ministry working and pushing in their own direction. While that can be good, one of the undesired results is that they try to achieve their own goal without the overall mission in mind. Therefore, their scope and purpose does not provide those connected with their ministry with the common mission of the Church. For example, one might assume that the overall purpose of Paul Ministry is to provide revelation knowlege? Will that be all. In the Great Commission (Matt. 28), the Lord called the Church to go make disciples. Within their mission, the apostles understood that there were individuals who were not interested in becoming a disciple of Jesus because they were hungry. So meeting their immediate need (feeding them) became part of the process of leading them into an intimate union with Christ (the ultimate goal). Ministries should not be
operating in isolation, of each other, or apart from the call to evangelize.
Another issue within the ministry leadership is that we are finding individuals in leadership positions who have never truly been involved in evangelized. They are good people, who mean very well, but have never been exposed to the fullness of the fruits of the Holy Spirit because no one led them to be properly trained in sould winning. Therefore, part of the training process includes modeling the evangelization process for those in attendance. Our methodology not only includes oral instruction but modeling and active engagement in this process. We want them to both experience the model and be able to replicate it as the Holy spirit Leads them.