Growing by Half: Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church
A collaboration of the Maine Conference UCC and The BTS Center
Jeffery MacDonald is an award-winning journalist and the author of Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul. He is also the pastor of First Parish Church of Newbury, UCC in Newbury, Massachusetts. The BTS Center awarded Jeff a 2016 Innovation Incubator Compass Grant to support his research on vitality in churches with part-time clergy. Jeff will also facilitate two workshops: Re-imagining Vocation: Embracing What’s Distinct about a Part-time Call and Unleashing Entrepreneurism in Congregations with Part-time Clergy.