Maximizing Your Effectiveness: How to Discover and Develop Your Divine Design

Baker, 2006
ISBN: 0801066123


Make sure what you do matches who you are. Every Christian wants to know, “What is God’s ultimate purpose for my life?” Whether volunteering part-time or involved in full-time vocational ministry, it can be a struggle to know how you fit and where you can best serve within the body of Christ.

Maximizing Your Effectiveness will help you match who you are—your unique spiritual gifts, passions, temperament, talents, and leadership style—with the ministry areas where you can best serve Christ’s church. This practical guide will take you step-by-step through the process of reaching your full ministry potential for the kingdom of God.

In these pages you will discover the peaceful satisfaction that comes from living and serving according to your divine design.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Contains several appendixes to determine spiritual gifts and leadership styles
  • Examines how a variety of leadership styles contribute to the church
  • Enhances knowledge of personal ministry opportunities


  • Discovering Your Design for Ministry
    • The Concept of Your Divine Design: Who Do You Think You Are?
    • The Importance of Your Divine Design: What Difference Does It Make?
    • The Components of Your Divine Design: What Are the Pieces of Your Puzzle?
    • The Discovery of Your Divine Design: Do You Know Who You Are?
  • Determining Your Direction for Ministry
    • The Concept of Ministry Direction: Is Every Member a Minister?
    • The Discovery of Your Ministry Direction: What Is Your Ministry?
  • Directing Your Development for Ministry
    • Initiating the Ministry Plan: What Can You Learn from a Professor or a Pastor?
    • Designing the Ministry Plan: How Do You Design Your Ministry Plan?
    • Working the Ministry Plan: How Do You Implement Your Ministry Plan?

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About Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of pastoral ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training, and is the author of more than 20 ministry books, including Doing Church: A Biblical Guide for Leading Ministries through Change.


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