Ministry Objectives


Ministry Commandments Aimed at What Matters Most to God, the Greatest CommandmentsWhen talking about ministry objectives we must consider what matters most to God. While we find many of His priorities throughout Scripture that we can turn into objectives, we’ll concentrate on that which Jesus identified as the Greatest Commandments since He said, “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matt. 22:40).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt. 22:37-39)

Ministry Objectives That  Aim at What Matters Most to God

If we break down Jesus’ words in Matthew 22:37-39, we can pull out these six objectives for ministry so we aim at what matters most to God.

  1. We must always make sure we keep God first in ministry, not the ministry itself or the people we serve.
  1. Ministry should be about loving God and others, not mere activity.
  1. Our objective for ourselves and for those we serve should be that we become more fully devoted followers of Jesus who love God with ALL of who we are.
  1. We must aim for inward change, not mere external conformity.
  1. People should always matter more than our programs, technology, and methodology.
  1. To be the servants God wants us to be, we must also guard our own hearts and nurture that love for God and people within ourselves.

The Ministry God’s Way Discipleship Tool provides a brief explanation for each of the above objectives along with some guidelines for establishing ministry objectives. It also looks at eight other key elements to doing ministry God’s way.


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