One of the big headaches in ministry is finding new leaders. Once the coordinator finally resigns from your music ministry, youth team, or sacramental coordination, who continues on? How do we pass the baton on in parish pastoral councils and finance committees? Sustainable ministry is so important to ensuring God’s mission flourishes. It is tragic to see vibrant groups or activities flounder and perish when key people no longer can serve. Equally, it is disheartening when good people feel forced to serve beyond their time as there seem no prospects of new people stepping up to take the reins. This workshop explores sustainability in ministry. How we cultivate people from the stage of curiousity and being served, through to engagement, to leadership and finally, mentoring. Importantly, transitioning young people into the broader ministry of the pastoral setting is also explored.

Presenter: Richard McMahon