Ordained people dominating, de-skilling and domesticating lay people.
A failure of clergy to enable lay people in their own ministry.
Maintaining control but not delegating.
Lay readers and preachers excluding the world of work from worship by mimicking clergy and not 'being themselves' when leading worship or preaching.
Continuing a model of clerical ministry which includes visiting schools and old people's homes, but excluding workplaces.
Learned behaviour of passive submission by lay people to work being excluded from worship, and their acceptance of hierarchical models of ministry.
Approaching teaching with the assumption that clergy are experts and people are empty vessels waiting to be filled, rather than building on their expertise and knowledge from working lives.
A theology of ministry which views lay people as volunteers in the clergy's ministry. (p. 91).
I also liked "four practical implications of this more radical understanding
of being a church." The first of these was : "It must be accepted that
people can belong to, and be committed to, more than one expression of
the Church. Indeed they should be encouraged to belong to as many expressions
of Church as are relevant for their lives, family situations, and the roles
they play in God's kingdom" (p.96).