The church is changing.
Membership is declining. Resources are not as plentiful. Many clergy and congregations struggle with issues of how to keep everything thriving in the institutional church model.
But we ARE in the resurrection business!
You know that there are new ways to think about how to bear the Scripture, sacraments, and traditions of the Christian faith into the world, and into the church.
You know there are ways to support small congregations as they are and still serve in ministry in ways that pay the bills.
You just don't know what that looks like ... YET!
The world is changing.
Digital Ministry is a viable way to reach new people with the Gospel, and to enhance the in-person ministry you do with congregations and other communities.
But there are few resources!
There is LOTS of new technology and social media, and platforms and skills change rapidly.
It can be hard to get a handle on what we need for ministry, and how to utilize the entrepreneurial and digital opportunities available today for the sake of the church.
You just don't have a roadmap ... YET!
I spent a decade serving in congregational ministry, and another 5 years as an 'in-house' church consultant and clergy coach.
I have worked with hundreds of ministers - lay and ordained - and I understand the pressures of the changing institutional church structure, AND the challenges of finding our way in the digital world.
You need a friend and a guide!
In 2016 I quit my full-time position on a regional denominational staff because I saw SO many clergy and congregations struggle to keep doing things the way we have always done them, only to find it keeps getting harder to do that.
And because it seemed like no one was writing the roadmap of how to find new ways of serving in modern ministry.
I was wrong about that - LOTS of creative ministers are out there every day, connecting others with the love of God in faithful, life-changing ways, but I didn't know that then.
NOW I know that we CAN reimagine our own ministry in sustainable, engaging, enlivening ways, supporting both traditional congregations and brand new ways of being faith community.
With a Free Range Priest Creative Ministry Roadmap, you will get the framework you need to envision YOUR next steps for sharing GOOD NEWS.
"Last year I made the leap to leave a full-time parish position after years of feeling called to birth a holistic wellness ministry.
Cathie was such an inspiration in my discernment ... She gave me both practical and soulful advice. She never said the journey would be easy or secure, but it was evident by her passion that it would be worth it ...
After 12 months of developing my ministry, I am excited to be starting a new call as the Residential Host and Chaplain at the Bishop's Ranch Retreat and Conference Center. In my new role, I will get to pastor the chapel community while also hosting retreats and nurturing the wider retreat community.
Working with Cathie has helped me realize there are so many ways that priests can structure and sustain their ministry. I am excited for my next chapter, and I am so grateful for Cathie's coaching and support."
"A year ago, I sat across from Cathie at a coffee shop in rural North Carolina.
I was at a crossroads, having left a full-time parish position and trying to figure out what it would look like to live into my dream call of creative and collaborative ministry.
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.
In that year, I created and released a film for evangelism and formation, developed and led a series of retreats and online courses, and laid the groundwork to build a missional space for other creatives based out of Philadelphia.
I proudly wear the badge of Free Range Priest."
Whether you are reimagining what 'part-time' or 'bi-vocational' really means, or you are ready to dip your toe into online ministry, I can help you plan your next steps - and take on some of them for you!
4 sessions of Free Range Priest coaching and a plan for Next Steps.
You set the goal - negotiating a true part-time call, learning a new digital ministry skill, identifying and naming your new ministry, or whatever you are dreaming of - and I will point you in the right direction.
Your Digital Business Card!
If you want to start your online ministry, but aren't sure where to start, or you're not ready to commit the time, effort, or expense for a full interactive website, Free Range Priest can help.
Get a 4-panel, one-page web presence, with a custom logo, hosted in the Free Range Priest Gallery. This includes regular email reminders to update your info.
You can forward your own domain name (www.youministryhere.org), and we'll help with that, too!
Better value (and better jumpstart for your ministry): Get both a Creative Ministry Roadmap and a Ministry Mini-site for $745, or 2 payments of $375
Let Free Range Priest do it for you!
The website you're looking at is fully designed, integrated, and maintained by Free Range Priest. We can do the same for you.
Get a powerful platform for retreat sign-up, online class hosting, offering your blog, book, podcast, and more!
Integrate your domain, social media, checkout, and email automation using Leadpages.
Includes 4 Sessions of Free Range Priest coaching to help you learn to edit and update your own site!
$1,100 (or 2 payments of $560) plus $200/yr ($17/month) hosting fee