IMPACT: Reclaiming the Call of Lay Ministry
The ancient church spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean world and, centuries later, the Methodist Church spread like wildfire on the American frontier thanks largely to lay Christians who shared the Christian faith in their homes and communities. Over time, our primary church leadership models have emphasized the leadership of the clergy and have devalued the ministry of the laity. IMPACT offers practical and proven plans to help clergy and laity partner together again to spread the Gospel in a new day and age!
Kay Kotan is a professional credentialed coach who had coached hundreds of pastors and churches across the nation, helping them become more vital in reaching new people. She has authored more than a dozen books on church and leadership transformation.
Rev. Blake Bradford is a United Methodist minister appointed as a mission strategist and district superintendent in the Arkansas Conference. He has pastored churches of different sizes and contexts, and has served the Arkansas Conference Center for Vitality as a congregational coach, consultant, and director of the ordination program.