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Saving Your Church from Itself: Six Subtle Behaviors That Tear Teams Apart and How to Stop Them

Saving Your Church from Itself: Six Subtle Behaviors That Tear Teams Apart and How to Stop Them

by Chris Sonksen
Saving Your Church from Itself: Six Subtle Behaviors That Tear Teams Apart and How to Stop Them

Saving Your Church from Itself: Six Subtle Behaviors That Tear Teams Apart and How to Stop Them

by Chris Sonksen

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Overview

As a coach and mentor to hundreds of pastors, Chris Sonksen has had a front-row seat to the unfortunate outcomes when a team member begins to drift from the vision of the church and the leader they serve. But the good news is, these situations never come out of left field. There are always warning signs that, if heeded, allow church leaders to rise to the challenge of keeping their team healthy, unified, and moving forward together.

In this powerfully practical book, Sonksen unpacks six subtle behaviors that undermine team unity and lead to problems that can derail your ministry and even split your church, including

- pride
- artificial harmony
- isolation
- a critical spirit
- divisiveness
- disrespect

Beyond merely identifying the problems, this book offers you a blueprint for what to do when you see or feel evidence of these behaviors creeping into team dynamics.

Alignment of vision and purpose doesn't happen by accident, and it isn't maintained without careful attention and proactive strategies. But with Chris Sonksen's help, you can save your church from itself.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540900197
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2022
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chris Sonksen is the author of When Your Church Feels Stuck, Quit Church, and Indispensable Church. His personal experience comes from his own success in pioneering South Hills Church, a multicampus church that has been widely recognized for its unprecedented growth and strategic approaches to doing ministry. He is also the founder of Church BOOM, an organization that has provided personal coaching to hundreds of churches and impacted thousands of leaders. Chris and his wife, Laura, have two children and live in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13

1 The Enemy's Greatest Strategy-Leaderdrift 15

2 Team Alignment Isn't a Good Thing-It's Everything 33

3 Drifting toward Pride: "Things Would Be Better If I Were in Charge" 51

4 Drifting toward Artificial Harmony: Dealing with Conflict before It Becomes Destructive 69

5 Drifting toward Isolation: How to Know When Someone Is Pulling Back 85

6 Drifting toward a Critical Spirit: From Critiquing to Criticizing 103

7 Drifting toward Division: More Than One Vision Always Creates Division 121

8 Drifting toward a Gradual Shutdown: Moving from Celebration to Toleration 139

9 If You're the Leader and You See It 155

10 If You're the Team Member and You Feel It 173

Notes 191

About the Author 193

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