Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together

by David Keck. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

This resource equips personnel committees to have positive conversations about leadership roles, lifting the mission of the congregation by clarifying roles and managing mutual expectations.


appendix, clarifying roles of congregation members and clergy

Best For

clergy, leadership, congregants


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Foster congregational health by clarifying roles and expectations of members, clergy, and lay leaders.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of leadership areas by conducting an annual ministry review using information from appendix one.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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