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Multivocational pastors are invited to summer book study

Church of the Brethren Newsline
April 30, 2021
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.