Organising God's Work: Challenges for Churches and Synagogues / Edition 1

Organising God's Work: Challenges for Churches and Synagogues / Edition 1

by M. Harris, Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312215010

ISBN-13: 9780312215019

Pub. Date: 01/11/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book provides an organizational perspective on the local congregations of Christian and Jewish churches and synagogues. It will meet the need of those who work in congregations--clergy and lay people alike--for an accessible, non-judgmental analysis of the day-to-day work challenges they face. It will also fill a gap in the literature of four academic

Overview

This book provides an organizational perspective on the local congregations of Christian and Jewish churches and synagogues. It will meet the need of those who work in congregations--clergy and lay people alike--for an accessible, non-judgmental analysis of the day-to-day work challenges they face. It will also fill a gap in the literature of four academic fields: social policy and administration; non-profit and voluntary-sector management; the sociology of religion; and organizational behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312215019
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/11/1999
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I: Organizing Congregations
• Local Churches and Synagogues
• Cause for Concern: Emerging Organizational Issues
• Three Churches and a Synagogue: Four Case Congregations
Part II: Challenges for Congregations
• Mission Impossible? Choosing Goals and Implementing Them
• King Pin or Facilitator? The Ambiguous Role of Ministers of Religion
• Willing Spirits? The Position of Lay Staff and Volunteers
• Taking things Gradually? Change, Growth and Organizational Structures
• Serving a Useful Purpose? Dilemmas of Caring
Part III: Congregations in Perspective
• An Organizational Perspective on Congregations
• A Public Policy Perspective on Congregations
• Appendix: Research Approach and Fieldwork
• Notes
• Glossary
• Bibliography
• Index

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