We just had a great chat with Lee Hinson-Hasty!
Lee is the Senior Director of the Theological Education Funds Development for the Presbyterian Foundation and a lot of us probably remember him from his days at PMA as the coordinator for Theological Education & Seminary Relations. Needless to say, Lee knows what he talking about.
Lee shares with us a little more about what he shared at a NEXT Church 2017 gathering a while back and shows us some updated information about an impending clergy shortage. He bluntly asks the question: “Will there be enough pastors to serve Christ’s future church?”
He shares stat-after-stat presenting a stark reality that we are only beginning to fully realize, but then he also gives us some hope and suggests some ways that we could help.
We had a problem showing the Powerpoint slides during the video, so you may want to scroll through the Powerpoint before watching.
Below is the PDF version of his Power Point, the Presbyterian Outlook article that first introduced us to a lot of his concepts, and a link to Lee’s website at the Presbyterian Foundation for even more info as well as other ways to follow-up.
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