Synergy: Collaborative Ministry for All God's People
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Michel, Ann Paperback

The people are the church--not just the pastor. Yet, in many congregations there is a heavy imbalance in the ownership of ministry. Clergy and paid staff are seen as God's agents in the world, and congregants as occasional participants. Sometimes,...+

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The people are the church--not just the pastor. Yet, in many congregations there is a heavy imbalance in the ownership of ministry. Clergy and paid staff are seen as God's agents in the world, and congregants as occasional participants. Sometimes, clergy and other leaders perpetuate this imbalance.

Ann Michel presents a more inclusive, collaborative understanding of ministry, which affirms the gifts and calling of both clergy and lay servants. She uses the concept of "synergy" as a theological framework undergirding this approach. Michel lays out an inclusive and collaborative paradigm of ministry affirming the work of both lay and clergy servants.

Synergy also provides practical advice on the day-to-day skills of synergistic or collaborative ministry - how to engage others in ministry, how to build teams, how to manage meetings, how to develop others as leaders, etc. The book helps church workers, paid and unpaid, understand how their ministry relates to the mission of God and the ministry of the church, and provides practical guidance on the interpersonal ministry skills essential to any expression of collaborative ministry.



Publisher    ABINGDON PRESS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    04/04/2017
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    112
Width    0
Height    0
Length    0
Units    1
EAN    9781501832550
Author    Michel, Ann

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