My Philosophy of Ministry
A Vision Statement
Edward Rice , 21 Jan 1998


My Call: My purpose in life is by the mercies of God, that I present my body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is my reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For 38 years these verses have made the most profound impact on my life and they are found in Romans 12:1-2
My Prayer: In that purpose it is my prayer that in the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
My Call: In the pursuit of His glory and in answer to many prayers I have been given a pastors heart. With that calling I surrendered myself for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
My Prayer: In seeking 'perfection' in that call and ministry my prayer is That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of my understanding being enlightened; that I may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ., when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. To the praise of His Glory.

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