Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts

Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts

ISBN-10:
0801090911
ISBN-13:
9780801090912
Pub. Date:
12/01/1999
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
ISBN-10:
0801090911
ISBN-13:
9780801090912
Pub. Date:
12/01/1999
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts

Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts

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Overview

Shows how to avoid and overcome destructive interpersonal conflicts which many churches have experienced with members, officers, and pastors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801090912
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ron Susek is an ordained minister with the North American Baptist Conference. He has pastored three churches and is now director of the Susek Evangelistic Association in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Susek speaks extensively around the world and is the author of Seeing Is Not Believing and You Can Handle Stress.

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Introduction11
Part 1Life Cycle of a Firestorm
1Phase 1: Sparks17
2Phase 2: Sparks Igniting a Firestorm30
3Phase 3: Firestorm in Full Fury39
4Phase 4: Consuming Winds48
5Phase 5: The Final Burn54
6Phase 6: Rebuilding on Burnt Timbers60
Part 2Causes of a Firestorm
7TRIM: The Pastor's Four Pillars of Strength69
8Social Pyromaniac Madness: Understanding Family and Psycho-Social Needs81
9Identifying Common Causes90
10Fire from the Abyss106
11Fire from On High115
Part 3Fighting a Firestorm
12Fighting Fire with Fire: Actions the Board Can Take125
13Bold Spiritual Leadership: Actions the Pastor Can Take135
14How Followers Can Lead: Actions the Church Can Take147
15Stopping the Hot Wind from Hell155
16Firestorm Consultants165
Part 4Out of the Ashes
17Assessing the Damage177
18The Church's Responsibility to the Pastor187
19Care for Badly Burned Pastors195
20Self-Help for Badly Burned Pastors: Guarding Your Heart202
21Self-Help for Badly Burned Pastors: Rebuilding212
22Care for Badly Burned Churches218
23The Intentional Interim Pastor224
24Coming Forth as Gold231
AppendixA Plan of Action Guide237
Notes248
Recommended Resources249
My Debt of Love251
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