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Ministry Families and Church Life

How can we protect family life when serving in church ministry? What changes when a ministry wife moves from voluntary to paid work in the church?


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In this episode, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) chats with Richard and Carolyn Lacey (Woodgreen Church, Worcester) about ministry life as a couple and a family, how the church seeks to protect family life for their staff, and the journey Carolyn made from voluntary to paid work at the church.

00:00 - Introduction
02:13 - Ministry at Woodgreen Church in Worcester
08:11 - Caring for ministry families
11:00 - Protecting ministry family life
18:27 - Appointing your wife as staff
21:31 - Being paid for voluntary ministry
27:20 - Encouragements in ministry at Woodgreen

This episode was recorded on location at The Hub 2024.

In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.

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