CIRCLE LEADERSHIP MODEL
A NON-HIERARCHICAL APPROACH
TO PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
At Park Ave., we believe that the work of creating a more just and loving world belongs to us all. Our calling is not only to resist patriarchal, white supremacist power structures, but to co-create along with the spirit of God, new systems. One way we embody this is in having a Pastoral Circle instead of a "Senior" or "Lead" Pastor. In this non-hierarchical model, our pastors share leadership and preaching responsibilities.
One Pulpit - Many Voices
This model of shared preaching reflects the diversity of our congregation, the giftedness of our pastoral circle and the congregation, and our commitment to value and listen to every voice. It's different, we know, and it can take some getting used to, so please ask questions, share your voice, as you get to know our pastors.