OPW#1.38 Textbook: Expectations of Pastoral Leadership

Textbooks: Expectations of Pastoral Leadership

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January 2017 – Seventh Edition – Under 2016 Book of Discipline

A REFERENCE FOR PASTORS
AND
STAFF/PASTOR PARISH
RELATIONS COMMITTEES

This booklet contains guidelines which reflect traditions and practices of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. This booklet has been approved by the Bishop and Cabinet of The Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church for use in local churches. Additional booklets may be obtained from your District office, or may be photocopied.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

  1. A Mutual Ministry 4
  2. A New Model 4
  3. Four Essential Leadership Functions 4
  4. Understanding Pastoral Changes 6
  5. How Itineracy Works 7
  6. The Change of Pastors 10
  7. Job Descriptions 12
  8. Division of Hours in Multiple Point Charges 13
  9. “Working” Hours 13
  10. Worship and Sacramental Leadership 14
  11. Weddings and Funerals 15
  12. Supervision 15
  13. Sabbath 16
  14. Accessible for Emergencies 16
  15. Clergy Self-Care 17
  16. Clergy Family Care 17
  17. The Pastor’s Family 17
  18. The Parsonage 18
  19. Housing Allowance 19
  20. Financial Matters 20
  21. Mileage 21
  22. Consulting on Vacation Dates 21
  23. Educational Requirements 22
  24. Camping and Evangelistic Responsibilities 23
  25. Connectional Responsibilities 23
  26. Pulpit Supply 23
  27. Sick Days 24
  28. Family and Personal Days 24
  29. Annual Conference 24
  30. Former Pastors 24
  31. Problem-Solving & Conflict Resolution 25
  32. The Drama of Triangulation 30
  33. Helpful Hints for Problem-Solving 31

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