Rev. Barbara Child is a retired Accredited Interim Minister who earlier served as Chair of the Interim Ministers Guild. She has coached both congregations and ministers in the course of ministerial search. She is the editor of The Spirit that Moves: Readings and Rituals for Times of Change and Transition. With Keith Kron, she edited In the Interim: Strategies for Interim Ministers and Congregations.
It is common these days to talk about our congregations as “family.” However, a congregation that avoids that view of itself may have a distinct advantage. I invite you to join me as I explore a different view proposed by the Quaker teacher Parker Palmer … read more.