Thursday, 4 February 2010

Ministry Development Review

The Diocese are encouraging us all to participate in a Ministry Development Review. This, in itself, is a "good thing", and I wanted to participate. We all need to review where we have been, where we are, and set goals for the future. Ministry can easily become stale if we don't. I understand this.

I had grave doubts about the Diocesan strategy, inasmuch as it looked as if it was mainly lay folk mentoring clergy, and I don't know how effective that will be. Don't misunderstand. There are so many gifted lay people with incredible insight into ministry and its particular stresses and strains. My spiritual director is a lay person with more wisdom and insight than I'm comfortable with, at times! I think I may be uncomfortable with lay expectations? I'm too much of the "old school" for my own good at times.

However, I signed up with faith and a wee prayer. Joy of joys when I discovered today who my mentor was going to be. I'm a happy bunny! For no other reason except that I'll be stretched, encouraged, and affirmed.

Result!

3 comments:

randomnessandwaffle said...

i was pretty happy with mine too :)

am looking forward to it, in a "know i will be challenged and affirmed" kinda way - will

Fr Kenny said...

It's possibly the same person?

MadPriest said...

For no other reason except that I'll be stretched

They still use the rack in your diocese, as well, then. Nobody expects the Episcopal Inquisition.