Developing an Intentional Ministry

by Glenn Farquhar-Nicol. The Alban Institute, 1994.

In response to the demands of parish ministry, the author has developed strategies for being intentional rather than reactive in serving his congregation. They include limiting the hours that he works, having a written job description, keeping laypeople informed, recording what he has done in an appointment book, taking regular study leaves, and spending time with mentors and colleagues.