The ministry info section on this site is dedicated to providing information relevant to various ministries (such as apologetics, evangelism, music, etc.), in the manner of job handbooks.
List of ministry information pages
Apologetics revolves around defending the truth from challenges. Unlike evangelism which deals with giving the gospel to receptive audiences and teaching which deals with explaining the truth to receptive audiences, one's conversation partners in apologetics may be somewhat less friendly towards the truth. Knowing how to stand up for the truth without falling prey to pearls before swine requires a careful touch, not to mention a special gifting and sufficient preparation. This page describes apologetics ministries at a high level, preparing for apologetics ministries, and executing apologetics ministries.
While ultimately all support and comfort for Christians can be traced back to God and His Truth in some way, some people are much better than others in a sympathetic-listening/advice-giving capacity; helping brothers and sisters in the Body work through the difficult things weighing heavily upon them. This page describes counseling ministries at a high level, preparing for counseling ministries, and executing counseling ministries.
Evangelism revolves around sharing the gospel with people. While this doesn't sound so hard in and of itself, knowing when people's hearts are ready to hear the gospel and how to best present it according to their individual background is very much more complicated than initially meets the eye. This page describes evangelism ministries at a high level, preparing for evangelism ministries, and executing evangelism ministries.
While the specifics have changed across times and places throughout history, music has played a role in Jewish (and later, Christian) religious practice right from the beginning (just look at the Psalms). Regrettably, despite there being nothing inherently wrong with music, it has in some assemblies come to overshadow the Word of God itself in importance. The question thus becomes how can music be used in the proper way? This page describes music-related ministries at a high level, preparing for music-related ministries, and executing music-related ministries.
After believing in the gospel and thus becoming saved, Christians have before them the task of learning all the truth contained in the Bible, God's Word given to man, the very Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Fortunately, God has set in place people in the Body to assist in this learning process by mining truth from the Bible, organizing it, and then communicating it through various means to those under their care. Teachers fulfill a critical role in the Church, and have a correspondingly high level of authority (although said authority needs to be exercised wisely). This page describes teaching ministries at a high level, preparing for teaching ministries, and executing teaching ministries.