Browsing: Pastoral Ministry


Leading Ideas Stock photo of a clergywoman at an altar preparing for services

How are the practices of ministry understood and how are they learned? Is there an organizing principle for all the functions of ministry, or do…

Leading Ideas Stock photo of graffiti on a concrete wall that reads "the only time is NOW (right now)

Lovett H. Weems, Jr., writes clergy must focus clearly and passionately on those they are serving now, rather than hoping for something better in the…

Leading Ideas

Margaret Marcuson discusses the tension between individuality and togetherness for church leaders using the metaphor of a string quartet. Leaders straddle the tension between togetherness…

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