Thursday, 8 December 2016


I recently read Michael Volland's The Minister as Entrepreneur with its challenge to recognise the value of a style of ministry that emerges from being something of an entrepreneur.  "Entrepreneurs have energy that translates into making things happen ... moving beyond the status quo ... "

Volland realises that some struggle with this style - "this can make them quite annoying to the rest of us."  By no  means does he suggest that all  ministers need to be entrepreneurs.

However, he does consider it to be a skill set that we need and suggests it is a way of ministry that Jesus models - "reflecting on Jesus' entrepreneurial approach to ministry might help us to recognise and celebrate the gift of entrepreneurship in our Christian communities."

Are we discovering and valuing entrepreneurship in ministry where we should and can?

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