July 21, 2014

Mutual Ministry: Making it Work

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In October 2014, Pastor Sue Lang, of RevWriter Resources, LLC, one of the co-authors of Pastor and People: Making Mutual Ministry Work (Augsburg Fortress, 2003), will offer a day-long workshop guiding participants through an exploration of mutual ministry and its exciting ministry possibilities for your congregation.

It will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 9: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.

The cost of the event is $25 per person. A free will offering will be taken for the meal.  Pastor and People will be available for purchase at the event for those who don’t already have a copy.

The seminar convener asks that congregations bring 3-4 leaders as you will be engaging in small group work during the seminar. These should include the pastor and members of a mutual ministry committee and can also include council members and officers so that they might renew their understanding of mutual ministry and what it means to be the church, together.

Download Mutual Ministry Event 2014

Registration is available at Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-making-mutual-ministry-work-seminar-tickets-12330738571

From the organizer:

The congregation’s Mutual Ministry Committee

  • Is mission oriented
  • Builds on a broad vision of ministry
  • Makes use of a small group approach to develop mutuality
  • Carries out the vital ministry of scanning in support of the congregation’s stated mission

Mutual ministry is about tending to the relationships out of which mission grows, it’s not primarily about tending to administrative details in your congregation.

This seminar will explore the exciting work of the Mutual Ministry Committee and provide practical ideas for implementing Mutual Ministry in your congregation.

It will be facilitated by Sue Lang, one of the co-authors of Pastor and People: Making Mutual Ministry Work (Augsburg Fortress, 2003).

Seminar coordinated by RevWriter Resources, LLC, an ELCA Lifelong Learning Partner.

Agenda

Registration
Worship
  • What is Mutual Ministry?
  • The Practice of “Mutuality”
  • A Broader Understanding of Ministry.
  • Meal  (free will offering)
  • Forming your Mutual Ministry  Committee
  • Partners with the Mutual Ministry Committee

Review

Closing Devotions
Departure

Pastor and People: Making Mutual Ministry Work will be available for purchase at the seminar. Please indicate desire to purchase on registration.

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