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Twelve Characteristics for Effective 21st Century Ministry

by Jill M. Hudson. Alban at Duke Divinity School, 2006.

This short article comments on pastoral leadership and highlights 12 leadership skills of effective clergy.

Offerings

12 skills of effective clergy, commentary on the role of clergy

Best For

seminarian, early career clergy, or a clergy search committee

Cost

free

Suggested Uses

  • When calling a new clergy person, look for these different skills within each candidate.
  • Assess your pastoral skills by reflecting on this list and getting feedback from a trusted mentor.

About the Contributor
Contributor
Kate White

Kate is the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She manages educational resources and works to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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