Ministry Match

What Ministry Match Products are Available?

The Ministry Match is a personal evaluation tool designed by Christians for Christians. The purpose of the Ministry Match is to help persons discover and understand how God uniquely created them and then to help them use this information to serve God in the most effective way possible. There are two versions of the Ministry Match. The Professional version was specially created to evaluate pastors, church staff and vocational Christian workers. The Lay version was speciallywritten to help local church members find ministries in their own church that would be most fruitful and fulfilling. There is an extensive audio PowerPoint training CD with embedded video available that carries an individual or a group through the entire training necessary to understand and interpret the Ministry Match. Finally, the Ministry Match Personel Matching Program is a PC software developed to help local church staff as well as placement personnel in denominations and seminaries to easily match persons with specific ministries they have defined.

Why Is The Ministry Match Needed?

God created humans with many different gifts, talents, values and other abilities. He created each one uniquely for a specific purpose (Eph.2:10). Unfortunately, most evaluation tools only look at one or two aspects of a person before “prescribing” a ministry. Additionally, very few evaluations have been developed from a perspective that use the Image of Christ as the standard of comparison. Finally, no evaluation tool with the above characteristics has developed “norms” for church staff. The Ministry Match was developed to evaluate Christians against the standard of Christ, using all of the most important elements in local church ministry, and includes norms for church staff.

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What Does The Ministry Match Evaluate?  The Ministry Match evaluates seven major constructs of the Christian.

1. Temperament This construct includes 16 bi-polar elements of temperament. Unlike most temperament tests, the Ministry allows the person to see both sides of each element- Also, only positive (Christlike) aspects are measured.
2. Motivated Role This construct describes the piece of a process the person is most motivated to work in.
3. Leadership Style This construct describes how the individual is equipped to best impact those around them.
4. Participation Style This construct describes how the individual functions in group decision making.
5. Functional Gifts This construct evaluates the individual’s gifts differentiating different leadership gifts, different teaching gifts, etc.
6. Values This construct evaluates the values and anti-values of the individual.
7. Age Preference This construct identifies the age group the individual best works with.

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