Dr. Fischer details what it means for a council to be representative and how does it contribute to council success
Pastoral councils exist to investigate an issue brought to them by the pastor, reflect on it, and recommend a course of action to the pastor for the life of the church. But what happens when a pastor can’t accept the recommendations of the council?
Written guidelines for councils are an essential part to running effective meetings. While there are many different models of these guidelines to choose from, there are a few essential principles that every council should follow.
Terry Ginther outlines some best practices for pastoral councils taken from the collective wisdom of parishes across the country.