Saturday, April 10, 2010

Empowering the Laity

"I was interested to read a comment by Archie on the trend toward the ‘professionalisation’ of ministry - that is, more and more ministry being done by paid staff rather than the congregation (the “laity”, as they are traditionally called).

This trend (and I think it is probably true) is a bit hard to understand.

“Empowering the laity” has been a major catch-cry in our churches for at least 20 years. So, what’s gone wrong? Well, perhaps it’s that while everyone approves of the theory, many are stumbling when it comes to the practice."

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