The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers is a tool for discernment and assessment, created especially for use by Members in Discernment, Committees on Ministry, and authorized ministers. The Marks developed through conversations surrounding the Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25, which sought to expand UCC definitions of learnedness and leadership in authorized ministry […]
This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dr. Steve Ohnsman presented Covenant and Autonomy.
This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Leadership and Authority.
This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Articulating Call.
This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Conference Minister Rev. William P. Worley presented In the first year of ministry… Administration.
Comfort Centers are short-term, usually only day-use locations, where community members can go in the event of an emergency. These Centers can serve as places to get information, as charging stations, as places to stay out of extreme heat or cold in the event of power outages, and places to get water and refreshment. Your […]
Possible Steps toward Shared Ministry among UCC congregations The following process details the steps for the structure of a shared ministry. This is not a process for yoking or merging. This process is for two or more churches that are seeking to do ministry together. These churches would need to be willing to have a […]
Pray – Pray-Pray – Be open and trusting in God. Don’t be limited to your ideas and agendas but really listen and look to where God is leading you. Don’t wait until you are burned out. It’s hard to feel energized in the name of the Lord, when you’re doing all the work. The theme “better […]
This article from Outreach Magazine is recommended by the PSEC office. 10 Characteristics of Growing Churches 1. They have leaders that lead! “For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee!” Not sure where I heard that…but it’s true! 2. A desperation for God’s power! Prayer isn’t a good luck charm […]
This article by Christian A. Schwartz, Natural Church Development, ChurchSmart Resources, 1998, is recommended by the PSEC office. 8 CHARACTERISTICS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH Empowering Leadership Leaders of growing churches concentrate on empowering other Christians for ministry. They consider it as one of their most important tasks to help Christians develop greater degrees of empowerment, which […]