Why Do They Stay?

Lay Church Leaders and the Demands of Institutional Change

The Venerable Stephen Muir recently completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity College/University of Toronto. His focus of study was how lay leaders in North Vancouver experienced the Ministry Assessment Process (MAP).  

He began his study with the observation that many lay leaders involved in MAP reported it to be a challenging, stressful and often disappointing experience. As volunteers, any of these leaders could have left the process at any time, and yet many, if not most, chose to stay.

Stephen's thesis explores the question of "why do they stay" in an effort to gain insight into the motivations and passions of lay leaders and to help the Anglican Church be more supportive of our lay leaders. In this presentation scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10am Stephen will provide an overview of his research and share his results. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

The Ven. Stephen Muir is Rector of St Agnes, North Vancouver and Archdeacon of Capilano.

Photo of Stephen Muir by Wayne Chose

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