Ministry for the 21st Century: Pastoral Leadership for Small Membership Churches

Citation: 
Myers, Charles L. Ministry for the 21st Century: Pastoral Leadership for Small Membership Churches. South Indiana Conference, The United Methodist Church. April 1, 1998.
Abstract: 

Ministry for the 21st Century, by the Rev. Charles Myers, shares general findings from the Partnership in Ministry Program of the Indiana Area of the United Methodist Church (UMC). The booklet explores the uniqueness of the small membership church and outlines the reasons for developing the Partnership in Ministry Program. Myers describes the program’s non-traditional training option for part-time pastors within the broader changes in ministry procedures established by the General Conference of the UMC in 1996. The final chapter presents fifteen options for staffing local churches of various sizes within the UMC system.