Excellence for Ministry:
The 16th Conference Table was held Nov. 28 at St. James United Methodist Church in Tampa, with 105 people in attendance and 312 joining in by webcast.
This session focused on the creation of a system that will enable clergy to be resourced and supported throughout their ministry. The chair of this session was the Rev. David Dodge, executive director of the Florida Conference Center for Clergy Excellence.
Complete details about the day’s discussions will be posted here soon.
As we begin to identify what distinguishes a person as being “excellent” in ministry, there are certain baseline assumptions that apply to all who are licensed or ordained. These baseline assumptions represent the starting point from which one then moves to a deeper and more complete understanding of one’s ministry. The developed understanding results in a ministry that rises above the norm.
With these understandings of what is fundamental we can then look to what defines excellence.
MARKS OF EXCELLENCE
God’s Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations by Jackson W. Carroll. Published by Eerdmans, 2006