Bounce Forward: Churches Face Post-Pandemic Realities
Rev. Kerri Parker, Rev. Courtney Clayton-Jenkins, Rev. Amber Neuroth, Ms. Destiny Aman, Rev. Tara Barber, Rev. Elizabeth Dilley, Rev. Dr. Tony Clark, and Rev. Stephen Boyd
As society moves towards re-opening following more than a year of COVID-19 precautions, what lessons have we learned about doing ministry differently? How has the process of group discernment led to decisions that are not just focused on "going back," but rather on "moving forward in greater faith"? How can we shift the outrageous expectations that have been placed on clergy to more manageable, less-crisis-oriented roles? What can redeveloped job descriptions and effective pastoral relations committees do to help church leadership bounce forward?