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Purpose and Power: The Peculiar Challenge of Leading in the Church

Pastoral ministers can help congregations move in amazing and hopeful directions, but only when the congregation is ready. It takes wisdom and discernment to know when to push, when to wait, and when to let go. As pastoral leaders, power comes from a clear sense of purpose joined with auspicious timing. Power also comes from knowing our own sense of purpose, recognizing the hopes and fears that guide and direct us. Join experienced pastor, former district superintendent in the Rio Texas Conference, and now professor Bobbi Kaye Jones for a healthy dose of reality topped with a heaping spoonful of encouragement for your pastoral vocation.

Dates: April 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Rev. Bobbi Kaye Jones

Cost: $15 each

Location: Online

Recommended for: Clergy interested in leadership development


About the Presenter

The Reverend Bobbi Kaye Jones teaches the practical areas of pastoral ministry: church administration, congregational leadership, stewardship, and liturgy at Austin Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church (UMC), she served churches in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas, and was District Superintendent from 2008-2012. Her ministry has extended to several state and local organizations such as Texas Freedom Network, Common Good Community Development, Freestore Austin, and The Ecclesiastes Project—all of which she was a founding member—along with Campfire Organization of Central Texas, Imagine No Malaria, and Interfaith Action of Texas (iACT).