The Great Innovator – Your Story is Your Brand!
Who are you? Where have you been? What have you done? What are your beliefs? What is your vision? What is your why?
The ePortfolio process tells you just that. This is an online resume of you. Let us help you tell your story. This is a great platform to advertise you for your ministry, employers, speaking engagements or simply a continuation reference point. We will develop a personal mission statement, along with core competencies, amongst other things. We will also include, but not limited to leadership experience, education, resume, readings, teachings, blogs, special projects, vision, etc. The ePortfolio is web-based, but a printable option is available.
Timeline: This will always be in development because God is always developing you.
What is a Ministry Portfolio?
A ministry portfolio is used to provide evidence of competencies. (e.g., Faith, Calling, Teachings, Outreach, Discipleship, Ethics, Beliefs, Ministry History, and Other).
Portfolio development is for the purpose of communicating what has been learned to a designated audience. The audience often can include mentors, supervisory teams, other churches, and ministries inquiring about you, congregations, or any other inquiry. It can also be an ongoing resume for you as a reference point. Portfolio development is the responsibility of you, the participant. It is done by you, 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.
What should I include in my portfolio?
Anything! 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, hobbies and examples of your work, achievements, strengths, etc. (see table below). The possibilities are limitless.
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 video, outline, or notes of a message you’ve taught. 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 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.
Examples of artifacts are:
Statement of Faith/Calling
Workshop and Seminar Notes
Influential Books/ Journal and Book Reviews
Words of Wisdom
Video/Audio Tapes of Teaching/ Preaching
Published Articles and Books
Examples of attestations are:
Letters of Recommendation
Job Performance Evaluations
Honors and Awards
Membership in Professional Organizations
Records of Employment
Key Learning Experiences