There have been many significant changes in the life of the Church since my ordination. We do live in interesting times!Among them has been a shift of focus in the fundamental understanding of ministry. It is well described in the expression. ‘the congregation is less about a community gathered around a minister, and more about being a ministering community’.
That change is reflected in how we worship and how we understand our lives as people of God. Our baptismal liturgy makes it clear that we are all called to a shared ministry. The role of clergy has shifted as well; understanding ordained leadership as also one of discerning gifts and empowering people for ministry….Read More