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Mutual ministry workshop

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Mutual ministry workshop

  1. 1. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Aberdeen, MD Pastor Linda Gunderson Gale Paul Mutual Ministry Workshop
  2. 2. 1 Timothy 6:11-12 pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called…
  3. 3. Acts 20:28 28Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the church of God that obtained with the blood of his own Son.
  4. 4. 1 Peter 5:2-4 2…tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly. 3Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. 4And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away.
  5. 5. 1 Corinthians 4:1 Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries. 2Moreover, it is required of stewards that they found trustworthy.
  6. 6. Name/s , care for God’s people, bear their burdens, and do not betray their confidence. So discipline yourselves in life and teaching that you preserve the truth, giving no occasion for false security or illusory hope. Witness faithfully in word and deed to all people. Give and receive comfort as you serve within the church. And be of good courage, for God has called you, and your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
  7. 7. Blessing The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so you may do God’s will, working in you that which is pleasing in God’s sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
  8. 8. • Opening Devotion • What do we hope to get out of this workshop? • What is mutual ministry and where did it come from? • So what do I need to get started? • Group exercise - chartering • Additional questions • Now, how do I keep it going? • Closing Prayer Agenda
  9. 9. If using this with a group, feel free to pause the video and talk about your expectations.
  10. 10. Ephesians 4:7, 11-13 7But each of us was given grace according to the of Christ’s gift………11The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the of the full stature of Christ. What is mutual ministry and where did it come from?
  11. 11. People of God, will you receive name as a messenger of Jesus Christ sent to serve all people with the gospel of hope and salvation? Will you regard her/him as a servant of Christ and a steward of the mysteries of God? We will, and we ask God to help us. Will you pray for her/him, help and honor her/him for her/his work’s sake, and in all things strive to live together in the peace and unity of Christ? We will, and we ask God to help us. From: “The Installation of a Pastor” ELCA What is mutual ministry and where did it come from?
  12. 12. +S14.02. Consistent with the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a. Every ordained minister shall: 1) preach the Word; 2) administer the sacraments; 3) conduct public worship; 4) provide pastoral c are; and 5) speak publicly to the world in solidarity with the poor and oppressed, calling for justice and proclaiming God's love for the world. b. Each ordained minister with a congregational call shall, within the congregation: 1) offer instruction, confirm, marry, visit the sick and distressed, and bury the dead; 2) supervise all schools and organizations of the congregation; 3) install regularly elected members of the Congregation Council; and 4) with the council, administer discipline. c. Every pastor shall: 1) strive to extend the Kingdom of God in the community, in the nation, and abroad; 2) seek out and encourage qualified persons to prepare for the ministry of the Gospel; 3) impart knowledge of this church and its wider ministry through distribution of its periodicals and other publications; and 4) endeavor to increase the support given by the congregation to the work of the ELCA churchwide organization and of this ELCA synod. CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS of the Delaware-Maryland Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Sept 3, 2013 What is mutual ministry and where did it come from?
  13. 13. Definition of Mutual Ministry (page 44): Mutual ministry is a mission-oriented enterprise that is characterized by a broad vision of ministry and a health practice of mutuality. ….Mutual ministry is mission oriented, not pastor centered. ….service to one another in the name of Christ. What is mutual ministry and where did it come from?
  14. 14. Church constitution (or model ELCA constitution) • From ELCA model constitution: “A Mutual Ministry Committee (in the absence of a mutual ministry committee, the duties shall be fulfilled by the executive committee) shall be appointed jointly by the president and the pastor. Term of office shall be two years, with three members to be appointed each successive year.” Church mission statement – what do we want this church to achieve? So what do I need to get started?
  15. 15. What is the purpose of this committee – possible ideas: • Seek ways to further the congregation’s mission • Support the pastor’s need for spiritual self-care and time away from the congregation • Dialogue about perceptions and concerns within the congregation • Confidential sounding board Who’s on the team? So what do I need to get started?
  16. 16. Boundary conditions – possible ideas: • Support for pastor only • Not a personnel committee nor a ministry review committee • Meet once per month for roughly 90 minutes • All members present • Locations to allow for privacy and confidentiality • Not a complaint committee Standard schedule – schedule out for the year So what do I need to get started?
  17. 17. • How am I doing physically, emotionally, spiritually, health wise? • Do I need help? • Do I need to see a counselor? • Exercise? • Misconduct occurs when health is not well maintained • Burnout or depression? Boundaries Issues About Health
  18. 18. • Are you taking your days off? • How often do you get two days in a row? • Really taking vacation? • Does the pastor come back from vacation or continuing education? • Are you taking your continuing education? • What help are you getting? • What help do you need? Questions about Health
  19. 19. • Pastor feeling entitled? • Working too long? • Meeting privately with people? • Needing strokes from certain people? • See the “red flags” checklist in the other resources • Safety for female pastors • Retirement boundaries Boundary Violations
  20. 20. Standard agenda – possible ideas: • Dates on the calendar • Devotion and prayer • Tools listed beginning on page 109 in back of “Pastor and People” • Possible review of pastor’s job description or if new (Ministry Site Profile) • Sharing • Reflection • Assignments • Closing Prayer So what do I need to get started?
  21. 21. • Pastor feeling entitled? • Working too long? • Meeting privately with people? • Needing strokes from certain people? • See the “red flags” checklist in the other resources • Safety for female pastors • Retirement boundaries • No counseling unless a licensed therapists Boundary Violations
  22. 22. Chapter 4 of “Pastor and People” • Relationship Building • Expectations and Deep Listening • Tools on page 109 in “Pastor and People” • Possible review of pastor’s job description or if new (Ministry Site Profile) • Sharing and Reflection • Assignments • Next Meeting • Closing Prayer Review of Getting Started Suggestions
  23. 23. Concerns to be resolved: • Clarity of Mission • Who does liaison with Council • Term of office and how to onboard new members • Who needs to be involved and communicated with (how frequently)? • How will you define success? Ongoing Team Tasks
  24. 24. • Avoiding the unhealthy climate • Who owns the problem? • Breaking the pattern of complaining • The inability to “fix” people’s problems Mutual Ministry as Complaint Department?
  25. 25. Concerns to be resolved: • Clarity of Mission • Who does liaison with Council • Term of office and how to onboard new members • Who needs to be involved and communicated with (how frequently)? • How will you define success? Ongoing Team Tasks
  26. 26. This form (along with other referenced documents) can be found at www.DEMDSynod.org/leadership in the “Download” section so you can complete this with your team. 1. If you are forming a mutual ministry team, start to complete the chartering document. 2. If you already have a mutual ministry team, how can you strengthen it by focusing on weaker elements? Group Exercise – Chartering (Pause the Video While You Work On This)
  27. 27. Closing Prayer
  28. 28. Closing Prayer
  29. 29. The description section below has a link to downloadable handouts and original documents, resources to go deeper, and reflection/discussion questions. Now who should you forward this to in order to grow their leadership?

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