Multivocational pastors are invited to summer book study

By Dana Cassell

The Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church Program invites multivocational pastors of Church of the Brethren congregations to join a summer book study of Part-Time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-Time Clergy by Jeffrey MacDonald.

John Fillmore, who serves as a leader in the program and pastors the Nampa congregation in Idaho, will lead the six-week study over Zoom, from June 8 through July 13.

Multivocational pastors comprise 77 percent of all Church of the Brethren pastors, and the designation includes part-time pastors, pastors who serve as part of a pastoral team, pastors serving through the plural non-salaried ministry, and anyone whose congregational role is less than a formal, full-time agreement.

Learn more about the Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program at Register to join the book study at The book may be purchased through Brethren Press at

Dana Cassell is Thriving in Ministry program manager for the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry.


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