Church in the 21st Century

the Future of Church


the sacraments, Scripture,
and tradition
of the Christian faith
for the world we live in today:

* Digital Ministry

* Clergy as Faith Practitioners

* Congregations as
Entrepreneurial Evangelists

* Bringing Good News to those
who long to hear it

the Future is Creative

  • Fewer congregations can afford clergy salaries
  • Clergy 'faith practitioners' serve multiple small congregations, communities, individuals
  • 'Virtual pastors' and 'online priests' reach more people with Good News
  • Share your true gifts for ministry with those who need them most

the Future is Sustainable

  • Congregations pay hourly for clergy services
  • Clergy act as consultants for the core community of Entrepreneurial Evangelists
  • Congregations have small core members (EE's) and many more virtual subscribers
  • Clergy get paid by multiple communities/individuals for one full-time vocation (no more 'bi-vocational')

the Future is Digital

  • Online ministry is here to stay!
  • Learn church technology for more effective ministry and further reach with Good News
  • Serve your ordained ministry online with congregations near and far - and re-think what congregational membership means
  • Translate liturgy, prayer, formation and fellowship from one platform (buildings) to another (website, social media, video)

the Future is Ministry

  • Bear the Scripture, sacraments, and tradition of the Christian faith into a world that needs them
  • Bring the Good News of God's love to more people
  • Discern your gifts for ministry and how to most effectively share them
  • Provide spiritual care, formation, encouragement and support to disciples and seekers in more places and ways

I'm Father Cathie Caimano*

And I am your Free Range Priest

I have been an Episcopal priest for 20 years, and I have seen the institutional church - which I love - struggle to adapt in the 21st century

After a decade serving in congregations, and 5 years serving on a denominational leadership level, I felt called to walk alongside clergy and congregations as we find new ways of serving the church in the digital world - a world where most people no longer belong to traditional Christian congregations. 

I am passionate about sharing the Good News of God's love for everyone, and I am tireless in encouraging my fellow ministers to take bold steps into the adventurous future.  

* why 'Father Cathie'? Click HERE to find out! 


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Digital Ministry Coaching

You can do it! Technology can seem overwhelming -
there are SO many platforms and products out there.
And we need what works best for ministry -
how are we the most effective pastors, priests, preachers, proclaimers, especially in this trying time?
One step at time!
You can learn one new skill today that will help you use technology to serve the church

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Interactive Website Design

Church / Technology
Now is the time to have a clean, clear, easily updated website, to share worship, evangelism, updated information and Good News with all who follow Jesus with you.
Free Range Priest can quickly design, build, and host the website you need for today's ministry.

Create your own Digital Ministry Roadmap

Free Range Priest 101

New Online Course!
Free Range Priest ministry is a small but powerful
shift in thinking, from the idea that
most clergy get paid a salary to be
'in charge’ of a congregation, whether full or part-time,
to the idea that clergy have our own ministries
(like doctors have specialties),
and serve on contract with congregations, denominations,
or individuals, online or in-person.

This course helps you get started thinking
like a Free Range Priest,
and helps you create a roadmap for your own Creative Ministry.

Friday Office Hours

Friday Office Hours

Need Help fast?

Every Friday at 3:30pm Eastern,
join Free Range Priest for online office hours.
Only $10 - ask any tech question, go over any set up, or talk pastoral care!

Free Range Priest is here for you.

The future is now.
We are in an unprecedented time of change.
Good News in new ways,
to a world that needs it now more than ever.

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What Creative Ministers are saying...  

the Rev. Megan Anderson Meganourishing 

"As one with extensive experience, insight, and skill in nurturing creative ministries, Cathie is masterful at listening and offering accessible action steps to launch ministries from scratch."

the Rev. Callie Swanlund The Epiphany Space 

"I am grateful to Cathie for seeing my call, for helping me claim it, and for gathering a group of strong and creative priests to walk this way together."

the Rev. Dr. Lisa Cressman Backstory Preaching 

"Father Cathie is a patient and able teacher, an encouraging and challenging coach, and always gets the job done well an on time. You will be blessed to receive her guidance!"

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