Curacy Express

A Training Resource for New Clergy

By Robert Michael Lewis

Curacy Express

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  • ISBN: 9781498295291
  • Pages: 142
  • Publication Date: 6/17/2016
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Curacy Express

A Training Resource for New Clergy

By Robert Michael Lewis

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781498295291
  • Pages: 142
  • Publication Date: 6/17/2016
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781498295291
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 6/17/2016
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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*All eBooks are non-returnable

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About-

The twenty-first-century church is increasingly placing recently trained seminary or locally trained clergy in smaller churches where they must stand alone without the training under a senior pastor. Since leadership in a church and academic preparation in seminary are two very different things, the church historically developed a history of offering "curacies," or training assistantships, to help blend the two disciplines and merge classroom knowledge into practical application. Today, these formal assistantships are mostly a thing of the past. Curacy Express: A Training Resource for New Clergy reconfigures this training into a current model. New clergy serving in their own church and mentor clergy serving in another church work together over a course of thirty-three self-paced learning modules. In each module, the newly ordained person gains valuable skills, mentor's observations and reflections, new confidence, and leadership formation. The result is clergy trained to be competent and confident in their roles as clergy-in-charge.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Curacy Express has been a godsend, especially as a tool for helping new priests and their supervisors engage in a mentoring relationship that attends to the wide array of issues challenging a newly ordained pastor. Here is a resource that covers it all, provides a comprehensive framework for prayer and discussion, and points to up-to-date resources when there is a need to learn more. Curacy Express has been a game-changer in our
diocese!"
--J. Scott Barker, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska

"Using a covenantal process between curate, supervisor, and mentor, Lewis provides a guide that uses theoretical perspective, practical context, and actual examples of the practice of ministry. Curacy Express provides a great tool for both the newly ordained and any judicatory concerned with the future of the Church and its leadership."
--Kevin E. Martin, author; teacher; congregational consultant; retired Dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral, Dallas, Texas

"Dr. Lewis took to heart the plight of the newly ordained and devised a help. Manuals have served the church well in times past, and Lewis has come up with a 'mentor in a book' that will serve its reader very well. This is an express to a good destination--a grounded ministry."
--Steven A. Peay, Dean and President, Professor of Homiletics and Church History, Nashotah House Theological Seminary; Canon Theologian (honorary) for the Diocese of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Contributors-

Robert Michael Lewis

Bio(s)-

The Reverend Dr. Robert Michael Lewis currently serves in the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska and has served as Priest-in-Charge of three Episcopal churches. He lives in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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