Part-time is plenty : thriving without full-time clergy / G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|John P. Webster Library - West Hartford||BV 676.5 .M33 2020 (Text to phone)||30401147767671||Adult New Book||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780664265991
- ISBN: 0664265995
- Physical Description: xiii, 164 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Goodbye to bias, stigma, and idols : recovering ministry as it's been done through the ages -- Sure, I can give a sermon : how laypeople step up and share leadership -- From lead actor to best supporting cast : how clergy thrive in new roles -- Is that a real church? : learning to value congregations without full-time clergy -- Learning for the many : theological education for a part-time future -- Teaming up : leveraging partnerships is a part-time church's sweet spot.
"Churches experiencing numerical and financial decline may dread the day when they can no longer afford a full-time pastor. Freeing up funds that would go to a full-time salary sure would help the budget-maybe even enough to turn things around-but is it even possible to run effective ministries with just a half- or quarter-time professional? Journalist and part-time pastor Jeffrey MacDonald says yes-churches can grow more vibrant than ever, tapping into latent energy and undiscovered gifts, revitalizing worship, and engaging in more effective ministry with the community. Readers get a much-needed playbook for helping congregations to thrive with a part-time ministry model. They learn to see the model in a new light: to stop viewing part-time as a problem to be eradicated and to instead embrace it as a divine gift that facilitates a higher level of lay engagement, responsibility, playfulness, and creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
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