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The population drain that has plagued farm communities might also embolden them to develop a new kind of leadership.

 

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Transition Into Ministry Program Helps New Ministers Flourish Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Pastor Preaching

Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

The population drain that has plagued farm communities might also embolden them to develop a new kind of leadership.

Nevell Owens remembers when he first felt called to pursue a doctorate in theology. He was working as a criminal prosecutor when he looked into the eyes of a 13-year-old boy accused of murder. He saw that they were empty, and he wanted to know: Where was God in the life of this boy?

“I knew the boy’s mother was active in church,” Owens says. “I wanted to know, why isn’t the minister here? Why aren’t members of the church here?”

A Reflection on the State of Pastoral Leadership Pastor Preaching Minister Clergy  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

When Jackson Carroll began “Pulpit & Pew,” his large research project on pastoral leadership, he considered pastors a “troubled profession,” and braced himself for what his investigation might reveal. But five years of study, including a major national telephone survey and 23 focus groups across the country, convinced Carroll his gloomy forecast didn’t stand up.

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