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About the Author
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Call to Personal Transformation
1 The Need for Personal Transformation 9
2 Following Jesus on the Leadership Journey 25
Part 2 Leading Living Systems
3 Understanding the System 39
4 Thinking Systems, Watching Process 57
5 Becoming a Calm Leader 75
6 Leading in Uncertain Times 91
Part 3 Family Patterns
7 Going Home Again 111
8 The Nuclear Family 127
Part 4 The Spirit and the Journey
9 The Spiritual Life and the Path to Transformation 149
10 Learning to Learn Again 163
11 Thinking Systems as a Christian 177
Appendix A Constructing a Family Diagram 191
Appendix B Developing a Rhythm of Spiritual Practices 199
Appendix C Bowen-Based Training Programs 205
Recommended Reading 211
What People are Saying About This
"The Leader's Journey is a gift that issues from the authors' unflagging commitment to the ministry of the church and a love for the church's leaders who labor faithfully for the church."
— J. Bradley Creed, provost and professor of religion, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
"The Leader's Journey made my brain sweat (fresh ways to think) and filled my heart with hope (the possibility of transformation). This is not a quick-fix disappointment. Enjoy the pathway— it's transforming."
— Jared Roth, vice president and COO, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
"We need leaders who lead from the inside out with a life of moral integrity, personal accountability experienced in authentic community, and who call others to follow them into the journey of transformational change. This book is a must read for those who want help in taking this journey."
— Dr. Jack Dennison, founder, CitiReach International, Colorado Springs, Colorado
"This book is a much-needed addition to the field of pastoral leadership. It does a marvelous job of taking insights from family systems theory, fusing them with solid Biblical theology, and making these concepts practical and accessible for pastors."
— Dr. Jim Jackson, pastor, Chapelwood United Methodist Church,
"Instead of giving us leadership techniques to be applied to others, the authors provide practical principles and personal stories of how leaders can manage themselves instead of others. This is a book pastors and congregational leaders need to read."
— Bill Easum, president, Easum, Bandy, & Associates