I found the above link at Tom Peter’s website. It is a 3 minute video where he talks about the role of leadership as empowering others to “unleash their dreams.” I have been looking for a succinct way to express what I have been feeling, thinking, and attempting to do over the past 7 months at Andover. Help people live into their God given, inspired and equipped dreams of ministry. It is not about the professional clergy having the total vision. It is about a joint and shared vision between clergy and lay that empowers the church. My personal dream is that the entirety of ministry be “owned” by laypersons in such a way as we all grow closer to Christ through seasons of being equipped and serving.
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I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breathe in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson