Archive for March 6, 2014

Mar 6

Conflict Between Staff and Lay Elders? Sabbaticals for Pastors?

2014 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 14

The Gospel Coalition recently published two video round table discussions between Ryan Kelly, Rich Phillips, and Bob Doll. You should recognize two of those names. Ryan Kelly is obvious, and Rick Phillips should be obvious by now too. Rick is one of this year’s speakers for Clarus.

When Staff and Lay Elders Collide

When it comes to church leadership, the New Testament pattern is clear: a plurality of elders shepherding a flock entrusted to their care. Some of them, such as the senior pastor, often serve as paid, full-time staff at the church. But many others may not. They have “regular” full-time jobs outside the church. Senior ministers Ryan Kelly and Rick Phillips talked with lay leader Bob Doll about the conflicts that sometimes arise between staff and lay elders.

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Should Every Pastor Get a Sabbatical?

Pastors aren’t the only tired ones out there. Churches teem with people who are working demanding jobs that offer no extended periods of paid leave. Are pastoral sabbaticals necessary, then? Are they even fair?

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Videos like this are a great way to get to know our speakers. Here are a few that include our other Clarus speaker, Thabiti Anyabwile:

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