“As a conference of churches, Mennonite Brethren follow a modified Presbyterian form of government. We listen when elders speak to our congregations. We heed their counsel. We also make choices as congregations. Often these choices lead to forms that vary from place to place. This diversity is good, but it can present challenges. Resources like this handbook help us find our way together.”
-from the foreword, Lynn Jost, Chair
Board of Faith and Life, The General Conference of MB Churches
This manual is full of resources for pastors and church leaders. The manual is divided into four parts:
* Discerning the Call – call to ministry, pastoral placement
* Doing the Work – leadership, care-giving, worship, special services
* Dealing with Edges – pastoral assessment, conflict resolution
* Discerning the Close – concluding ministry well
Each part has a section of practical resource sheets that can be reproduced or adapted to fit your particular church situation.
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