The spirituality and psychology of pastoral councils reflect the identity of councillors and affect their work. If you want a good council, attract the right members!
The good councillor is the one who can achieve the purpose of the council as defined by the Church — that is, someone able to study a matter deeply, reflect on it thoroughly, and work with others to reach a common conclusion.
The special task of councillors requires patience, tenacity, studiousness, and the capacity for sustained thought.
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- Councillor freedom. Pastors need to give councillors the freedom to do their work thoroughly.
- Building spirit. The spirituality of councillors is driven by their mission: to study, reflect, and advise.
- Membership. Councils are supposed to be representative, but not in civic or political sense of the word.