by Mary Frances
In the PC (pre-covid 19) age, I worked at the national offices of a mainline denomination, and so it was no secret to me that many people, even within our denomination, wondered about the future of judicatories. Were they necessary? Could or would churches continue to support them in the long term?
Now, in the midst of the covid era, it is clear that the role of judicatories in this time of crisis is vital and much needed. In my coaching practice, I work with judicatory leaders as well as parish clergy and the message I hear over and over again is that the judicatories have been up in front providing much needed information, resources, support, and respite.
Here are a few of the ways that judicatories have been leading the way and supporting churches during the covid crisis:[Read more…]