by Peggy Hahn, Executive Director, LEAD
Until about the last 100 years shared ministry has always been included as an indispensable model for the Christian movement – faith communities sharing mission, pastors, buildings, and resources for the good of the whole church. Reclaiming this ancient model is more about the faith than it is about survival once people can let go of the idea of “my church” and embrace the truth – the church belongs to God.
Watch this video as leaders from congregations tell their stories of shared ministry and ask yourself this:
Who is your congregation called to partner with?
Since the days of Jesus, people have understood that God’s call to mission includes building networks of communities with people of other faiths, local businesses, hospitals, schools, and more.
A shift in leadership mindset from me to we, is a faithful, ancient and renewing response to being church in a changing world.