Articles by and about Free Range Priest 

The Year of Perfect Vision

Here's some resolutions for seeing YOUR Creative Ministry in 2020.  

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Jesus Born at the AirBnb

No matter how modern our world, the Christmas story is what we need.  

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Your website is the door to your Digital Church. Is it open? What will people find there?

Are you seeking those who are seeking a deeper relationship with God?

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What IS Creative Ministry?

How ministers are serving the church and the world in new ways

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'Potluck' Ministry

When everyone brings their gifts of ministry to the table, it is a wonderful theological meal.

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The Basket Story

... a cautionary tale! Our ministry has the value we GIVE it. 

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The Business of Ministry

Religion and Business seem to operate in different realms. That doesn't have to be the case - and it can be the KEY to sustainable ministry.  

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Clergy should get paid for our work. Free Range Priest shows you how, and why

'Tentmaker', 'Non-Stipendiary', and 'Bi-Vocational'

Whatever words we use for it, not getting compensated is not ok.  

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'If I Don't Do it, Who Will?'

Over-functioning in ministry leads to burnout. Faith, courage and letting go help us see how the church is growing - and how it isn't.  

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How '2 Sundays a Month' Grows the Church

Part-time clergy ministry is effective, supportive, and sustainable - IF we keep the boundary of serving 2 Sundays a month.  

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Free Range Priests Solve Traditional Church Problems

An Episcopal “clergypreneur” innovates a new model of pastoral care in which congregations run their own churches and contract with her for services such as worship, Christian education and leadership formation.

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Why I am a 'Father' and why Titles Matter

Lots of people laugh when I say I am 'Father Cathie', or I get very quizzical looks. Occasionally, even hostility!You don't have to call me 'Father'! Here are 4 important concepts I draw on for choosing this title, and why they matter to YOU.

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Part-time Does Not Equal Less Than

How congregations can reimagine part-time clergy ministry as an opportunity for spiritual growth and new direction.

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Helping Priests do Priestly Ministry

How the alternate part-time model of clergy employment is helping priests and lay people live out their baptismal covenants.

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'Free Range Priests, Free Agent Pastors, and Other Emerging Ministry Models'

How new models of clergy service are opening new doors for ministry.

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What if Church was More Like a Gym?

An Episcopal priest and longtime runner wonders what would happen if church was a ‘spiritual training center,’ a place that combines a drop-in feel with an established routine and considers anew how and why we gather together.

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Why Your Church is not Friendly

Congregations all think they are warm and welcoming -- like a family. And churches are more like families than they realize, in ways that are not always good, says an Episcopal priest.

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Welcome to our Church?

The Rev. Cathie Caimano has visited a lot of churches in the course of her work as Canon for Regional Ministry in the Diocese of North Carolina. Throughout her travels, Caimano has consistently noticed one thing: Churches are almost never as friendly as they think they are.

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