Category: The Pastoral Adventure – Some Realities

Part Time Ministry – It’s a Tough Call

Paul’s tent making business represents one of the earliest examples of bi-vocational ministry.  Churches with limited resources will continue to opt for part time ministry. There are some significant implications for pastors which need to be tabled and pondered: The Reality! A congregation of fewer than around, say, 75 committed worshippers will find it difficult […]

Lazy Leadership?

With thanks for responses from the BUV Ordinands’ Retreat, February 2000 Effective pastoral leadership can be demonstrated in as many ways as there are the pastors who respond to the divine call to serve a congregation.  But there is one congregational perception which is extremely hard to put to rest without a great deal of […]

About Christian Leadership

Christian leadership is about: Presence not power Stature not status Character not charm An effective leader is one who is more concerned about: Relationships than outcomes Patience than progress Grace than guilt Inspiring leadership requires: Internal security A freedom from having to prove anything to anybody An active willingness to help others achieve and receive […]