Three Tier Paradigm
The Three Tier Paradigm is how we go about figuring out what to do, We start at level 1 Theological Truths, that impact our Level 2 Philosophical Principles, that allow us to determine our Level 3 Methodological Models. This paradigm is at the heart of everything Ministry Misfit team produces.
LEVEL 1: CHRISTO-CENTRIC THEOLOGICAL TRUTHS
The WHY we do what we do. We lay Christ-centered Theological truths as a foundation for everything we do. This allows us to remain grounded in Christ and His Truth regardless of the circumstances we are dealing with.
LEVEL 2: BIBLICALLY BASED PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES
The WHEN, WHERE, & WITH WHOM we do what we do. We think Biblically on the Theological truths to help us understand the world around us and how Christ would have us respond.
LEVEL 3: CUTTING EDGE & CULTURALLY RELEVANT METHODOLOGICAL MODELS
The WHAT we do. When our thinking is Biblically based on Christ centered theology, then our actions will be as well. These actions should be culturally relevant to reach the intended audience in a cutting edge and effective way.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
The role of a minister is often times a balancing act between staying Biblical and staying Relevant. This continuum can lead to Relevance being raised above or sacrificed for the sake of Good Theology. The Three Tier Paradigm allows us to stay Theologically Sound and Christ-Centered, while still being Relevant.
When we start with Christ-centered Theology, backed by Biblically-Based Philosophy, our methods will be grounded regardless of the cultural context we are working in.