Day: September 25, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury on Fresh Expressions and clergy

Who is this “pastorpreneur”? What additional skills or training must he or she possess in order to help the church be effective? What must happen within church for there to be enough trust between priest and congregation to allow such a role to come forth? And what in the world happens to “preach, teach, and administer the sacraments”?

Like repeating fifth grade

Aren’t we, in church, hoping to be at least as alive and present as a company of actors? Why aren’t we finding strategies and means to get people off book? Where are we valuing the voice and contribution of each regular attender and each visitor?