The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

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The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

by Lynwood B. Jenkins

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Paperback/96 Pages

Grief / Crisis
ISBN: 978-1-57312-571-0

Brief Description

In our success-driven culture the topic of dying congregations is taboo, yet that is a reality many pastors and congregations struggle through with little guidance for discernment. In The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation Jenkins provides a courageous and responsible resource on one of the most critical issues in congregational life: how to help a congregation conclude its ministry life cycle with dignity and meaning.

About the Author

Lynwood B. (Woody) Jenkins is the pastor of Elk Creek Baptist Church, a small country church situated in a resort community in central Virginia. Woody previously served as pastor of the small, urban Richmond church that was the genesis for this book. After more than twenty years in secular, non-profit work, Woody entered seminary, earning Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degrees from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. An active layperson throughout his life, Woody has served in leadership capacities in local Church of the Brethren, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and Baptist congregations. Woody and his wife, Penny, share four grown children.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Looking Down
Chapter 2: Being Church
Chapter 3: Learning from Others
Chapter 4: Shared Wisdom for the Path Ahead
BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX
Congregational Assessment
Leadership Assessment
Ministries Assessment
Physical Plant Assessment

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