Why gospel workers don’t need real life experience


MINISTRY PRINCIPLES & PRAGMATICS

It’s often said that young men and women who are keen on doing gospel ministry full time should get some real life experience. But this advice is often misunderstood.
The goal of getting real world experience is the same goal as MTS – character development. It is not life-experience-gaining. We council young men (and sometimes young women) to grow in their personal character through spending a year or two in the workforce. It helps them understand THEMSELVES, including how they relate to other people.
They don’t need to EXPERIENCE 9-5 work in order to be in gospel ministry.

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