Over half of our PCUSA congregations have under 100 members. The first time a church can’t afford full-time clergy leadership affects that church’s psyche. Some adopt. Some don’t. The Synod of the Pacific decided to focus on these congregations as well as clergy who serve less than full-time pastorates to see how together we might DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
This series is for you if you are:
- Lay leaders of churches under 100
- Pastors serving Part-Time pastoral calls
- Presbytery Execs and COM folk seeking ways to serve these congregations and pastors better
The Synod of the Pacific and PneuMatrix Invite You
Part-time Pastors – for clergy with less than full-time calls
Yoked/Partnership Parishes – inter- and intra-denominational examples
Legacy Churches – Discerning a faithful call to close
Buildingless Church – Giving up (or living without) buildings for something new
Tipping The Scales – Parallel plants within aging congregations
Bi-vocational Buildings – Visions big and small for the best and highest use of our campuses
Mission Outposts – where Sunday worship is the “side dish” to the larger mission intent
Mergers – Inter-and Intra-denominational mergers: the Good, Bad and Ugly.