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Nor Cal: A Conversation on Pastoral Leadership & Congregational Development with Rev. Dr. James Chuck (Apr. 22, 2010)


A Conversation on Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Development

Thursday, April 22, 2010    9:30- 3:00 at the

Berkeley Chinese Community Church, UCC
2117 Acton Street, Berkeley, California  94702
(The church has a parking lot where you may park you car)

Pastoral Leadership:

  • Where does pastoral authority come from?
  • Towards a theology of pastoral ministry.
  • Making do with what we have.
  • Short and long term goals.
  • Adding value during our tenure.
  • Developing a person centered ministry.
  • Pastor as orchestra conductor.
  • Action/Reflection.
  • Creating an environment for the Spirit to work.
  • When a congregation calls a pastor.

Some Issues in Congregational Development

  • Congregations come in all sizes: S, M, L, & XL
  • Congregations are at different stages of their life cycles.
  • The congregation and its specific social context.
  • Different ways congregations grow.
  • Non-traditional ways of looking at the mission of a congregation.

Presenter/Facilitator: James Chuck, Th.D., Pastor Emeritus, First Chinese Baptist Church, S. F. (1951-1991); Professor Emeritus of Theology and Church Ministries, American Baptist Seminary of the West (1991- 2007), and Director of the Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project (a program initiative of ISAAC).

Tentative Schedule

10:00 AM: Devotional.

10:30 AM: James Chuck shares about pastoral leadership

11:15 AM: Discussion groups (goal to develop deeper insights)

12:00 Noon: Lunch

1:00 PM: James Chuck shares his about congregational development

1:45 PM: Discussion groups

2:30 PM: Wrap up & plan next seminar

3:00 PM: Dismissal

Who should attend: This event is opened to pastors, church staffs, lay leaders, academics, and other interested persons. The Research Seminar is interested in receiving your input so that our understanding in the areas being discussed may be enlarged, enriched, and sharpened by the experiences and insights which participants bring to the table. That is why we call this event a “conversation.” Feel free to invite colleagues in ministry whom you feel may be interested.

Registration: Register by sending an email to jameschuck1@gmail.com, giving your name (as well as names of others who may be coming with you) and your church or institutional affiliation.

We will take an offering to cover the cost of lunch and incidentals. Questions:  email, or call James Chuck, (510) 655-5100.

We will hold another research seminar in the Fall.

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