Pastor & Parish: A six-session series for United Methodist SPRC(s) 

Combining videos, workbook content, guided discussion and complementary readings, Pastor & Parish is a six-session series for United Methodist staff-parish relations committees that ties the committee's responsibilities back to their spiritual beginnings. Pastors who completed Pastor & Parish with their SPRC formed important bonds, discovered a new language for working with one another, and created a covenant to guide their work as a ministry of the  church. 

I think it’s the most effective SPRC guide that’s ever come across the table.


Program Format


Video Series

Segments feature theologically-framed commentary by the Rev. Ed Moore, a retired United Methodist pastor and former district superintendent. Each session also includes perspectives from United Methodist clergy and SPRC members, offering rich insights into how the ideas presented in the series take shape in the local church.

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Participant Workbook

Serving as a companion piece to the video series, the workbook includes questions designed to elicit individual reflection and candid discussion. Using this resource as a guide, your committee members will explore the ways in which they can increase their effectiveness and further the work of the church. 

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Facilitator Guide

This step-by-step manual prepares your SPRC Chair or another member of your congregation to lead your committee through the program, offering tips for fostering effective discussions.

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Related Readings

Access articles, books and websites to help your group delve more deeply into the topics introduced in Pastor & Parish. 

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