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In addition, there is also a lack of biblical understanding in relation to the concept and teaching of tentmaking ministry among the Sangtam churches. Consequently, they do not see its relevance to the Sangtam churches. Paul, however, considers that tentmaking is one of the strategies to share the gospel to the people. He has a positive view of work and ministry.

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For Paul dedication is a matter of heart and life to God. Paul chose not to burden others and lived with contentment in his life and ministry. Paul maintains his truthfulness. The first part comprises the summary of the findings of the study, while the second presents the implication of the study. The chapter was divided in to two major sections. The first section briefly discussed the historical background of the Sangtam Tribe: their pre-Christianity, and the present economic situation of the church.

In order to gather and asses the opinions of the congregation the researcher used questionnaires. The study has shown that Paul had a genuine concern for the ministers especially in relation to their finance status. Paul also considered that work as divinely given to mankind, is a sign of stewardship from God. The discussion had shown that Paul practice tentmaking in order not to be a hindrance to the gospel, not to burden other believers, to be free from obligation [to patrons], and he employs tentmaking as an evangelism tool and to demonstrate an exemplary life.

The discussion in chapter 4 centered mainly on the analysis from chapter 2 and 3. As shown in this study ministers are discouraged to work outside of the church. Implication of the Findings The above summary of findings, research and analysis, have direct and indirect implications to the socio-economic situation of the Sangtam ministers, which will be elaborated briefly in the foregoing paragraphs.

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Yet it also has direct implications to the financially stable churches. Followings are suggestions. As an evangelism tool, tentmaking ministers may find enough time to listen to the sentiments of non-believers and will have more opportunity to develop friendship with them, like in the case of Paul, and consequently, lead to a common experience with them, in terms of their hurts, pains, struggles, and joys as well.

And another research on why and how Paul did not face the opposition from his congregation is needed. Director 3 2. Teacher 5 4. Members 3 2. Director: Youth Director, SC. Teacher: Sunday school teacher, M. Th 11 Th: Bachelor of Theology, M. Div: Master of Divinity, B. D: Bachelor of Divinity, M. Th: Master of Theology, M. A: Master of Arts and others refers to undergraduate or apart from given academic programs that they achieved.

Longkhim, B. Therefore, I request you to allow me to circulate my Questionnaires among you as a source of my data collection for my thesis. I shall be grateful to you if you would send me back to the above mentioned address after filling out the form. Your cooperation will be highly appreciated concerning the matter. Sincerely Yours, Mr. Alem P.

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Personal Information: 1. Gender Male Female 2. Age above 61 3. What academic training have you gone through? I believe that minister should only proclaim gospel? Yes No Not sure 2. Do you believe minister can work outside of the church? Yes No Not sure 3. If yes what kind of job do you recommend? I believe that local church should support financially the minister Yes No Not sure 5. Do you think that minister should only work by faith without receiving supporting from the local church?

Yes No Not sure 6. What do you think the standard salary range for minister? Below , 10, above 7. Should the minister family be financially stable? Yes No Not sure 9. I believe a minister can teach at the Bible School while serving in a local church Yes No Not sure I believe minister can teach in elementary school Yes No Not sure What would be your reaction if you find a minister doing another job in addition to his ministry? Appreciate disagree Look down Yes No Not sure If yes, does minister needs approval from the following: Family Board of lay leaders self approval Association Do you support your minister adequately?

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I also tried to attend one or two weekend events each year. That took very little time from my family, but it gave me the opportunity to grow as a minister, a leader, and a person. I challenge each of you to look at the large number of brochures that are probably crossing your desk now informing you about training opportunities in Find one or two that you believe might benefit your ministry and sign up for them. Commit yourself to being a life-long learner because it is that commitment that will determine how effective your ministry will be. Volume 4, Issue 10,. October 1, Publisher—Dennis Bickers.

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