Accountable Leadership: A Resource Guide for Sustaining Legal, Financial, and Ethical Integrity in Today's Congregations

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A practical compAndium of resources for creating and managing a sound, effective, and fair congregation.Now more than ever, accountable leadership and sound management practices have become priority concerns in congregations of every faith. In this comprehensive resource, minister and manager Paul Chaffee offers congregation leaders, both clergy and laity, expert counsel on the most critical ethical, legal, and financial issues they are likely to face. He synthesizes in one volume the collected wisdom of hundreds...

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Overview

A practical compAndium of resources for creating and managing a sound, effective, and fair congregation.Now more than ever, accountable leadership and sound management practices have become priority concerns in congregations of every faith. In this comprehensive resource, minister and manager Paul Chaffee offers congregation leaders, both clergy and laity, expert counsel on the most critical ethical, legal, and financial issues they are likely to face. He synthesizes in one volume the collected wisdom of hundreds of experts, identifies the central elements that add up to accountable leadership, and backs that up with hundreds of valuable resource listings — books, periodicals, training programs, and agencies — where leaders can find additional guidance on specific questions and concerns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787903640
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/2/1997
  • Series: Religion in Practice Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL CHAFFEE, a minister in the United Church of Christ, is executive director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
Pt. 1 Becoming an Accountable Leader
1 Courage and the Responsibilities of Leadership 3
2 What the Law Requires 29
3 The Role of the Governing Board 45
Pt. 2 Accountability, Administration, and the Shared Life of the Congregation
4 Developing Life-Support Systems for the Corporate Body 61
5 Responsible Financial Management 81
6 Employment Practices That Safeguard Communal Values 115
7 Contracting with Service Providers from Inside and Outside the Congregation 135
Pt. 3 Tending to Invisible Wounds Within the Congregation
8 Zero Tolerance for Abusive Behavior 153
9 Preventing Clergy Misconduct 185
10 Healing the Wounded Congregation 209
Afterword: What Do We Need to Begin? 225
Index 231
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