Intersection - The Joy of Congregational Life

"The Joy of Congregational Life"
October 23, 2013

This panel was collected as part of a series on “Joy” presented in honor of the retirement of President Phil Amerson.  This panel is comprised of innovative and experience practitioners in the field of ministry.  They are asked to address two essential questions:  “How have you personally found joy in the work of pastoral ministry that might exemplify for a new generation the worthiness of this call as something to which one might devote one’s life?”  And “In what ways (or not) is this notion of joy compatible with the continuing professionalization of pastoral ministry and with the church’s increasing focus on quantitative measures of pastoral effectiveness?”  Their thoughtful responses and creative approaches are informative and illustrative of the potential for joy in a calling to ministry.

  • Dr. Richard Wisdom, Aurora District Superintendent, Northern Illinois Conference
  • Rev. Laurie Haller, Co-Lead Pastor, First United Methodist Church Birmingham, Michigan
  • Dr. Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III, Lead Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church, in Southfield Michigan

Event Details

Event date: 10-23-2013
Event End Date: 12-31-2015
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 12-31-2015
Individual Price $50.00
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