ePortfolio – Tell the Best Version of You!
What is a Ministry Portfolio?
Portfolios are used to provide evidence of competencies. (e.g., Maturity of Faith, Personal Integrity, Church History, Preaching, Pastoral Ethics and Practices, Worship, Calling, Outreach, Discipleship, and Other).
Portfolio development is for the purpose of communicating what has been learned to a designated audience. In this case, the audience often includes a mentor, supervisory team, employers, congregation, or denominational group. Portfolio development is the responsibility of the participant. It is done by the participant, not for the participant or to the participant. It is an expression of an individual’s values, reflection, self-initiative, and it is strategic for the accomplishment of her or his program.
What should I include in my portfolio?
Most churches, ministries and/or employers will want as much information about you as possible. Your portfolio may include a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, statement of your theological position, your ministry vision, letters of recommendation, personal/family photo, and examples of your work, achievements, strengths, etc. (see table below).
A good question to ask yourself when compiling your portfolio is, “What am I good at? Where do my strengths lie?” If you excel in writing children’s curriculum, include an example of what you’ve written. If you’re a strong teacher/preacher, include a tape, outline, or notes of a message you’ve preached. If you enjoy discipling youth, share your philosophy of discipleship; including stories of how your philosophy has played out in real life examples. Anything you can provide to show a church your strengths and passions will make a strong portfolio. It is very important to portray yourself as accurately as possible.
Artifacts and attestations in a portfolio are materials created by the participant or verified by others.
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