Monthly Archives: July 2011

What is ministry? Who is a minister?

The questions “what is ministry?” and “who is a minister?” are central to any discussion of a more inclusive paradigm of ministry.  These questions were very much on my mind as I began to research the nature and scope of lay staff … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Strengthening the Ministry of Lay Staff

My research on the nature and scope of lay staff ministry suggests that church members increasingly look to lay staff for the type of leadership, counsel, instruction, and spiritual direction once provided exclusively by clergy. Tens of thousands of lay staff … Continue reading

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