The pastoral vocation is in decline. If it’s going to recover, churches need to rethink how they measure success.
J.R. Briggs is the Founder and Cultural Cultivator of The Renew Community, a Jesus community for skeptics and dreamers, in the Greater Philadelphia area. He is the founder of Kairos Partnerships, an organization seeking to serve the Church by restoring and equipping Her leaders. He is also the author of the newly released book Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Gift of Ministry Failure (InterVarsity Press). The book proposal was rejected. Eleven times. He can be found on Twitter at @jr_briggs.