“Evangelical churches today are often more concerned about their philosophies of ministry than about their statements of faith.” (source)
Would some take umbrage at this statement? Is a “philosophy of ministry” another way of saying, “how we go about making disciples”? Isn’t making disciples more important than reciting what you believe?
Is it possible to make disciples effectively if you don’t have a solid doctrinal foundation? If you are making disciples, are they the right kind of disciples?
If you have a suitable statement of faith, shouldn’t it be a given that you intend to be making disciples?