Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What

by Peter L. Steinke

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Overview

Anxious times call for steady leadership. When tensions emerge in a congregation, its leaders cannot be as anxious as the people they serve. To remain effective, congregational leaders must control their own uneasiness. This takes self-awareness and confidence to manage relationships and influence behaviors. Knowing how to deal with anxiety and how to work throug complex challenges can lead a congregation to new insights, growth, and vitality. Anxious times hold not only the potential for loss but also for creation, important lernings, and changes that will strengthen the congregation. With this new book, internationally respected consultant Peter Steinke goes deeper into the requirements of effective congregational leadership. Born from the wisdom of Steinke's distinguished career, this new volume will both enlighten and embolden leaders. Steinke inspires courage in leaders to maintain the course, unearth secrets, resist sabotage, withstand fury, and overcome timidity or doubts. His insights, illustrations, and provocations will carry leaders through rough times, provide clarity during confusing times, and uplift them in joyous times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566994941
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 183
Sales rank: 968,846
File size: 499 KB

About the Author

Peter L. Steinke is an internationally respected congregational systems consultant who has also served as a parish pastor, an eduator, and a therapist for clergy. He is the author of the best-selling books How Your Church Family Works and Healthy Congregations.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Rick Foss
Preface
Acknowledgments

PART 1: THE LEADER'S PRESENCE
Chapter 1: Anxious Souls
Chapter 2: The Balancing Act
Chapter 3: The Nonanxious Presence

PART 2: THE LEADER'S FUNCTIONING
Chapter 4: Holy Tissue
Chapter 5: Influencing the Emotional Field
Chapter 6: The Essential Edge

PART 3: THE LEADER'S CHALLENGES
Chapter 7: We versus They
Chapter 8: Rocking the Emotional Boat
Chapter 9: To Challenge or to Survive

Postscript: People of the Charm
Notes

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