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Leadership UMC Small Group Presentation The Peacemakers . Key Questions: #4 = Amy Astin & Mark O’Riley #8 = Virginia Smith, Kim Gabrels, Janet Silgar # 14 = Terry hale, John Doughten . #4 Vital churches focus on increasing the effectiveness of lay leaders . .
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#4 = Amy Astin & Mark O’Riley
#8 = Virginia Smith, Kim Gabrels, Janet Silgar
# 14 = Terry hale, John Doughten
Reflections of a retired Methodist Minister Rev. Michael Holt
Reflections of a retired Methodist Minister’s Wife Mrs. Inez Fears
Reflections of an active Methodist Minister Rev. Beth Sanders
This leader represents lay people through collaboration with church staff and in meetings.
Spiritual gifts: servanthood, faith, compassion, apostleship
Works with the pastor in leading. This leader represents the lay people in the congregation.
This leader is a role model of Christian discipleship.
This leader Continuously looks for ways to connect Christian discipleship with daily life.
The Lay Leader collaborates with other church leaders to find ways within the community of faith to recognize the ministries of laity in worship.
This leader meets regularly with the pastor to discuss the state of the church and opportunities for ministry.
In some congregations, the lay leader partners worship.
8. Vital pastors give attention to developing, coaching, and mentoring lay leadership to enable laity to increase their ability to carry out ministry.
Rev. Steve Wood was my pastor for many years at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church prior to becoming the senior minister of Mt. Pisgah UMC. Both very large and thriving churches.
My second choice for a vital pastor to interview was Dr. Jeff Ross who is senior pastor of Cumming First UMC. He leads a large church and the church seems to be thriving under his leadership.
To be a vital church we need more topical sermons, so when life gets rough and it feels like the world is crashing all around there is a calming of the sea and the soul. !