“At a time in life when people usually wind back work-related activities, clergy aged over 65 in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland are making a huge contribution. We have to wonder what the church would look like if the thousands of hours of quality ministry they provide were not given,” says Executive Director of PMC Stephen Harrison on a 65+ clergy survey
Executive Director of PMC Stephen Harrison has announced the eight churches recently selected to participate in the three-year Resource Churches Pilot Project
The presence of leaders (both lay and ordained) who can innovate, envision and motivate people was one of the common factors for church growth identified in The Church of England’s research, ‘From Anecdote to Evidence’, says Executive Director of PMC Dr Stephen Harrison
“What are you doing to understand the local context and your church’s place in it?” asks Dr Stephen Harrison following the release of the Church of England’s research report, ‘From Anecdote to Evidence’
“Importantly, the research found that theological tradition appears to make no significant difference to church growth or decline. Neither does the gender, ethnicity or marital status of the leader,” says Dr Stephen Harrison on a recent UK church growth report
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Executive Director of PMC Dr Stephen Harrison, reviews a new book on pastoral ministry written by Bishop Matt Brain: “Bishop Brain has a great ability to take academic knowledge and show how it informs pastoral practice in a hands-on way. It would certainly lend itself to robust study and discussion within a clergy learning group.”