Creating A Healthier Church

Creating A Healthier Church

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by Ronald W. Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800629558

ISBN-13: 9780800629557

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Ronald W. Richardson helps us to understand how congregations function emotionally. Without being simplistic, he gives clear directions on how to improve their quality of life together and function more effectively in achieving mission goals. This book offers:
A theory about human behavior that will aid understanding of how things can get out of control in the…  See more details below

Overview

Ronald W. Richardson helps us to understand how congregations function emotionally. Without being simplistic, he gives clear directions on how to improve their quality of life together and function more effectively in achieving mission goals. This book offers:
A theory about human behavior that will aid understanding of how things can get out of control in the human community of the church;
A practical set of leadership ideas and behaviors;
Guidelines for how to behave in the midst of upsetting and conflictual circumstances;
Personal steps that leaders in the church can take to become more positive forces for healing and cooperation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629557
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
497,029
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword8
Acknowledgments10
1Introduction: When Bad Things Happen in Good Churches11
2The Congregation: More Than Meets the Eye24
3What Unbalances the System?41
4Being One among Many54
5Closeness, Distance, and the Congregation66
6Foolishness and Wisdom in Church Leadership80
7Reactivity Is More than Reacting91
8The Four Functional Styles of Congregational Life101
9Triangles in the Congregation114
10Signs of Serious Problems in a Church131
11Birth Order and Leadership Style144
12Assessing Your Congregation's Emotional System158
13Becoming a Better Leader172

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