Kevin Armstrong is president of Methodist Health Foundation. He served as minister of city ministries at Roberts Park United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and senior public teacher at the Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
When many ministers’ primary role shifted from being pulpit preacher to being institutional CEO, clergy found themselves wondering, “When did my study become an office?” Today, as congregations consider tapping government funds to provide social services once provided by secular agencies, another question may be arising: “When did our ministry become a program?”
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