The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry exists to serve our ministry partners faithfully, creatively and effectively. Our mission is to promote constructive and collaborative relationships between churches and Abilene Christian University.

Historically, ACU has valued its partnership with churches and has sought to honor that essential relationship by serving churches and church leaders in a variety of ways.



Siburt Institute for ChurchMinistry e-News: April 2016

What is Ministry?

Sounds like a simple question, doesn’t it? And because of its simplicity, the question can often be left unexamined. However, simply assuming we know what ministry is can quickly paralyze church leadership groups!

The answer to the question about the nature and purpose of ministry can take many forms. I recently discovered a great definition in a wonderful new book, Eldership and the Mission of God, by J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt: Ministry is “meeting people where they are and journeying with them to where God wants them to be.”

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