Three Simple Rules: A Video Workshop for Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committees

February 08, 2021

The Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee has a big job, even in easy times. These are not easy times, and effective leadership is crucial as we face many perils in an anxious, ever-changing world. The conference wants to help you! That's why Jeff Rainwater created Three Simple Rules: A Video Workshop for Staff /Pastor Parish Relations Committee hosted on Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads. Three Simple Rules is a self-paced workshop for groups and individuals including videos, reflection questions, and additional resources.

In the first half of the workshop, we consider John Wesley's three rules for the Methodist societies and see how they still guide us and your work as a committee today: 1) do no harm, 2) do good, 3) stay in love with God. In the second half, we will focus on the big Why (the purpose) of the S/PPRC. We also cover the yearly flow of the committee's responsibilities, especially when a church is expecting the appointment of a new pastor. No training can cover everything. That’s what is so great about a Crossroads workshop. You can engage in an online conversation with others and come back any time to review or see what is new.

How do you participate in this workshop? Click on the link below to join Crossroads and the workshop:


You will need to provide your first and last names, an email address, and password. Look in the upper right corner for options to move through the steps. When you're in Crossroads, you can always access the workshop from the Workshops tab, located on the navigation pane (left side of your screen). Questions or issues accessing the workshop? Write to

Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. It's a great place to start. Let’s have a conversation about how we as a Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee can follow these three simple rules together.