IMPACT! Reclaiming the Call of Lay Ministry
Kay Kotan is a professionally credentialed coach who has coached hundreds of pastors and churches across the nation, helping them become more vital in reaching new people. She has authored more than a dozen books on church and leadership transformation. Kotan was the primary creator of the Small Church Initiative under the HCI process.
Blake Bradford is a United Methodist minister appointed as a mission strategist and district superintendent in the Arkansas Conference. He has pastored churches of different sizes and contexts, and has served the conference’s Center for Vitality as a congregational coach, consultant, and director of the ordination program.
Free DOWNLOADS for IMPACT!
- Eight Week Curriculum with Facilitator and Participant Discussion Guides
- Staff/Pastor Parish Monthly Meeting Annual Timeline Sample from the Arkansas Conference:
- Small Group Leader Monthly Check-in Form (Chapter 3):
- Intentional Discipleship Pathway Tools (Chapter 3):
What leaders AROUND THE DENOMINATION are saying about IMPACT!
Every Christian is called to ministry. Help the people of your congregation claim their call!
The ancient church spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean world and, centuries later, the Methodist Church spread like wildfire on the American frontier thanks largely to lay Christians who shared the Christian faith in their homes and communities. Over time, our primary church leadership models have emphasized the leadership of the clergy and have devalued the ministry of the laity. IMPACT offers practical and proven plans to help clergy and laity partner together again to spread the Gospel in a new day and age!
Market Square Books is a division of Market Square Publishing, a Christian company focusing on works to edify the modern-day church. The market square name comes from John Wesley’s practice of preaching in market squares and the iconic market square in Knoxville, TN.