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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. Click the image to read the article. 

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

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. Click the image to read the article. 

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. Click the image to read the article.  

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How congregations can reimagine part-time clergy ministry as an opportunity for spiritual growth and new direction. Click the image to read the article.  

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

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How new models of clergy service are opening new doors for ministry. Click the image to read the article.  

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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. Click the image to read the article.  

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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. Click the image to read the article.  

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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. Click the image to read the article.