WHAT are Value Shaping Ministries?

A “Value Shaping Ministry” (VSM) is a ministry organization that intentionally uses its organizational processes and activities not only to teach about Biblical truth, but also to reshape the priorities (value structures) of its participants.  In VSM’s, while ideas are learned, the focus is on learning to choose the things that please God in practical situations.  VSM’s teach ideas, but also create live situations that call for the application of the ideas learned.  For VSM’s, the volunteer ministry is not simply a support for the cognitive ministries (though it may do that), but the volunteer ministry is actually a value-learning experience for the participants.  The way that the ministry happens is part of the Christian training process.

Hear from Janelle, Antioch Project Student, Southerm California Campus