In this profound yet practical book, Mary Sellon and Daniel Smith make the case that the health of churches and synagogues depends on congregations learning how to live out love in "right relationships." The authors distill what they have learned from other researchers as well as their work with dozens of pastors and congregations. This how-to lays out theory, story, tools, and exercises that will help congregations and their leaders learn how to build and maintain the loving relationships that provide the medium for God’s transforming work
Mary K. Sellon is a Methodist minister and former pastor who has worked with leader development. She is also a certified professional co-active coach who assists clergy and congregational teams find effectiveness and fulfillment in their work. Daniel P. Smith is a Methodist minister who has served as a pastor, district superintendent, and judicatory executive. He is also a certified professional co-active coach who works with clergy and congregational teams.