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Listening to the Spirit Balancing Ministry and Management in Parish Life

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Balancing Ministry and Management in Parish Life
Listening to the Spirit
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“Let us always remember that the source of our ministry is God, the model for our ministry is Jesus, and the power to carry out this ministry is given to us through the Holy Spirit.”

When people think of the role of the parish administrator frequently they focus on dollars and cents and questions of parish plans and policies. These are all important matters, says experienced administrator, Carol Bishop, but before we tackle any of these practical issues, we need to see—and we need always to remember—that administration is, above all, a ministry. We are here in the service of God and the people of God, and all our spreadsheets and daily activities are rooted in that fundamental vision, encompassing discipleship, mission, prayer, stewardship, and relationship. Carol Bishop discusses each of these elements and shows how the ministry of parish administration is clearly focused on God’s will and the Spirit’s prompting.This is an excellent resource for administrators, parish council members, finance council members, and pastors, and for group discussion and discernment.

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Format: Booklet
Product code: TT854382
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 48 pages
Twenty-Third Publications
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Written by Carol Bishop


Carol Bishop has served as parish administrator for over fifteen years. She currently serves as parish administrator at Holy Name of Jesus in Medina, MN.