Mutual Ministry Committee Training and Development

A Mutual Ministry Committee's job is to aid the pastor and staff to make their ministry effective and to be a support system. Your congregation is encouraged to consider a Mutual Ministry Committee for the support of the pastor and his/her family for the strengthening of the ministry of your congregation.  We’ve invited the Rev. Dr. Sandra Jones, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development in the NWPA Synod, to facilitate our learning and discussion.

Saturday, January 12
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Harrold Zion Lutheran Church

Baltzer-Meyer Pike, Greensburg

Our Lutheran understanding of the church sees ministry as being shared by all the baptized people of God. The whole people of God have a ministry with and to one another. It is a mutual ministry. Out of this theological awareness emerges the rationale behind a congregational Mutual Ministry Committee.  
In the booklet “When a Pastor Moves” author and church leader Roy Oswald wrote, “Good support systems involve both blankets and sandpaper.” A Mutual Ministry Committee is a support group that serves both a blanket and a sandpaper purpose.  This committee has the caring and comforting purpose of a blanket but it also has the sandpaper task of dealing with rough edges.  

Registration is a $12 per person registration fee to cover lunch and materials. Register here or contact Sandy DeLorenze at the synod office: 412-367-8222 or


* Required

Mail checks to Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Attn: Mutual Ministry Training, 9625 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237