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“Partners in Ministry” expresses our commitment and purpose
THIRTY YEARS AGO WE ADOPTED THE PHRASE "PARTNERS IN MINISTRY" AS AN EXPRESSION OF OUR FUTURE GOALS FOR CHURCH EXTENSION PLAN.
Almost 30 years ago “Partners in Ministry” became the expression of our vision to work alongside churches and ministries, providing them with financial tools to help them fulfill their vision.
When I became president, I sought the Lord for direction. Among my questions in prayer was, “What should be the distinctive difference in working with CEP?” I was led to Philippians 2:1-4, which talks about following Christ’s example of humility and putting others first:
"So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Since 1982, we have attempted to fulfill that call of scripture to consider the needs of others before our own, to view things from a Christ-like point of view.
We hope that you will explore our website further to learn more about our ministry. Without a doubt, we have enjoyed the blessing of God on the ministry of CEP. Our team is most grateful.
Patrick L. Clements
President, Church Extension Plan