Michael Wood

Writer

Michael Wood has been an Anglican Priest for 23 years. He currently serves as Chaplain to the University of Western Australia and works in private practice as a professional supervisor of clergy, leadership coach, facilitator, and teacher of dialogic processes. More extensive reflections on the themes outlined in this post can be found here. Michael also runs a Facebook group for clergy and laity who are interested in sharing stories and resources about their own experiences and experiments in collaborative ministry.

Why Collaborative Ministry? An Australian’s Story

Posted on February 11, 2019
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In the early 2000’s, about four years into my ministry as an Anglican Priest, I started to seriously doubt my leadership capacities and probably came close to slipping into depression. I had been working in a series of financially struggling parishes with small congregations. Although I’d been given pretty good formation as a “minister of…