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

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Overview

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

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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