The “Presuppositions” describe the ministry leader’s manner, or mode, when considering methodology (the things we choose to do in ministry). The Presuppositions are not so much concerned with what you do in your ministry as much as the posture you exhibit when doing it.
Patrick Lencioni, in his book “The Advantage”, uses the term “values” to talk about how important it is for a healthy organization to be aware of the behaviors that should define a company’s “personality.” He writes, “The importance of [presuppositions] in creating clarity and enabling a company to become healthy cannot be overstated. More than anything else, [presuppositions] are critical because they define a company’s personality. They provide employees with clarity about how to behave, which reduces the need for inefficient and demoralizing micromanagement.” It’s a great question: what is the “personality” of your church’s youth ministry? The RYM POM’s Presuppositions are intended to firmly establish that “vibe” your ministry is putting off by a set of agreed upon concepts that form the manner in which we do ministry.
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