The Church of the Future

**Church leaders discuss parish staffing trends at L.A. Conference


Msgr. Joyce said there has been a shift since before Vatican II in a pastor’s five roles of spiritual leader, community builder, administrator, teacher and pastoral care provider. They include:

—Spiritual leader: shift from administering sacraments and promoting devotions to functioning as a leader of communal worship and promoter of a renewed spirituality.

—Builder of community: shift from care of individual faithful to formation of genuine community.

—Administrator: shift from straightforward and limited administrator to multiple and complex responsibilities.

—Teacher: shift from homily to adult dialogue, Vatican II documents, recruiting, training and supervising.

—Pastoral Care: shift from hands on exclusive ministry to recruiter, enabler and overseer.

The first item sounds like a Protestant Church to me. :whistle:

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