Rivals or a Team? Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century
Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century. Composed by Eileen Guenther. Book. 179 pages. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.90-63).
Item Number: MN.90-63
Collaboration between clergy and musicians is vital to the ministry of the Christian church. This book explores the importance of teamwork, identifying ways in which musicians and clergy can exercise their separate roles effectively, and suggesting strategies for building supportive relationships. Including heart-felt testimonies from musicians and clergy, Guenther takes a clear-eyed look at conflict, reasons musicians leave a church, and approaches for transition when the situation just does not work any longer. This distinguished church musician and seminary professor encourages musicians and clergy to work together with mutuality and collegiality in order to fulfill the promise of their ministry. Forward by Paul Westermeyer.