On pastoral theology for the missional church in a postmodern world
For many years, I have thought (mostly at an intuitive level) that my vocational path would not follow the traditional professional model of pastoral leadership. This post by Preacher Mike... echoes many of my own impulses and questions about the professional model of leadership. How does our changing cultural context shape the way we think about church, mission, and leadership? What does pastoral leadership look like in the missional church? How can we move away from consumer-driven expectations of church--church as service provider to meet the needs of each individual consumer?
The trampoline jenga cartoon could provide some apt metaphors for this conversation. Perhaps some of you want to offer the ways this journey as missional church is like the cartoon.