Ministry And Counseling Development Group IIi At The Pentecostal Theological Seminary

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As a requirement for my SA/CO 804: Community of Faith & Ministry/Counseling Development Group III at The Pentecostal Theological Seminary, I was required to read the book “Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service” by Stephen Seamands. I was also required to reflect on how this book has helped shape my ministry focus. Please accept the following reflection as a fulfillment of that requirement.
The Trinity is one of the many mysteries of God. “Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service” was written to help the reader understand the image of God in reference to the Trinity and how it could help shape our service for the Lord. For me personally, as a Pentecostal, obviously I believe in the Trinity. I have also thought, up until recently, that I had a good understanding of the Trinity. However, if I were completely honest with myself, I did not have as much understanding as I thought I did, and this book has helped me to realize this hard truth. After reading Seamands book, I now have a better understanding and appreciation of the most holy Trinity. In this reflection, it is my intention to discuss some highlights of the book and how they have helped my understanding of the Trinity and how it has helped shaped the ministry God has given me.
Seamans stated in chapter five, “When we forget about the mystery of God, we are apt to become smug and self-satisfied, narrow-minded and intolerant, as if somehow we have…

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