I enjoyed catching up with friends at Pathway to Life church on Sunday and sharing on the topic of Fellowship. We spent some time unpacking the idea of ‘koinonia’, the NT word that is often translated fellowship but actually has a far richer and deeper set of connotations including partnership, participation, giving, supporting and standing with each other. We talked about the basis of fellowship and reflected on the implications together.
At the invitation of a local church, I spent the day Saturday facilitating a session on church Governance. Some of the key issues covered were:
Pastor – Congregation Relations Group
Pastoral Review Process
Principles of Governance, Leadership and Ministry
Great post with links by Mark Conner
Alban Institute Links Page
I enjoyed being back again at ETC Cafe with the Northern Cluster of Salvation Army officers for our July gathering. This month the focus was on team formation and leadership skills. Accompanying notes follow in this post.
Sample teamwork covenant
Version 7 of the Team Evaluation Scale
Handout on team formation
It was wonderful to spend another 3 days with the Facilitators of John Mark Ministries Pastors Renewal Retreats in Victoria this week. Training included facilitation skills, work on conflict and anxiety and handling pastoral situations within the retreat environment.
Training manul notes are on our Facilitators website:
Pastors Renewal Retreats – Victoria
Both our new Team B and the existing Team A met on Wednesday in Concord for Workshop 2 of the training program. We covered the facilitation processes of the first couple of weeks after a critical event. Notes are on our new Parish Recovery Site.