Book Review

Dynamic Discernment – Reason, Emotion and Power in Change Leadership                      by Sarah B. Drummond As an Intentional Interim Minister, I am always looking to add to my library books and other material that will enhance my ministry. One phrase in the introduction had an immediate impact,…

You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill!

Those were the words that someone said to me at the good-bye reception for the minister at the church where I will start in September. The minister and I are good friends as well as colleagues; she is delighted that I accepted the Intentional Interim Ministry position and invited me to be part of her…

Nothing Lasts Forever

I spent a chunk of yesterday on a video conference call regarding the new region. I am part of the Transition Commission that is working to determine structure, budgets, staffing, vision, mission and volunteer opportunities… and not necessarily in that order. We have been working informally since May and formally since July when General Council…

Covenant & Cross  

Many years ago, when I started wearing a cross, perhaps at my confirmation at the age of 35, one of my brothers-in-law asked me why I would wear a Roman instrument of torture and death around my neck. I have to say that I had never thought of a cross in quite that manner and…

A number of years ago I took part in a course entitled the Shaw Transformational Leadership Program at Queen’s Theological School. The goal of the program was: To develop leadership for the 21st century church that works with and through the Spirit of the Risen Christ to bring about transformation in individual lives and congregations. The participants…

Genesis 1  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. The barbeque has been tied to the deck,…

Friday Five – busy, busy, busy

Yes, it is a busy season in the church year… although after 11 years of ministry, I am still searching for that illusory ‘not-busy’ time. Over at Revgals, the Friday Five is all about the changing seasons. What sums up Autumn – or Fall – or Spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere –  in…