Q: How are ministry and clothing alike?
A: One size does not fit all!
This is one of the most important things I’ve learned in over 30 years as a pastor. What works in one size congregation does not necessarily work in another.
I shared an article with the men’s monthly breakfast Bible study on effective ministry in different size congregations, written by researcher and ELCA pastor Roy Oswald. It’s one of the most useful and readable articles about ministry that I’ve ever read. It has helped countless pastors and congregation to thrive by asking questions particularly important at critical junctures such as transitions, which you are in right now. The men had a lively discussion and a delicious breakfast!
Your congregation council also read this article. Now we are asking that individuals, groups and committees at CLC read it and ask these questions: