Survivor's Guide for Church Ministers, A

Survivor's Guide for Church Ministers, A

by William J. Jarema


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809147212
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Men and Women in Ministry: Honoring the Differences 7

Chapter 2 Rituals of Affection, and Internal and External Boundaries 16

Chapter 3 How to Create a Hostile Work Environment in Ten Easy Steps 27

Chapter 4 Dual Relationships and the Continuum of Social Relationships 33

Chapter 5 Confidential, Privileged Information, Private-Internal Forum and Public-External Forum 46

Chapter 6 The Power Shadow in the Helping Professions 54

Chapter 7 Pastoral Leaders and Projections: Fatal-Attraction Syndrome, Understanding Infatuations and Repulsions 69

Chapter 8 He Said-She Said-They Said: Patterns of Dysfunctional Communication 83

Chapter 9 Understanding Leadership Profiles for Effective Pastoral Ministry 92

Chapter 10 Safety and Security in the Workplace 100

Chapter 11 Evaluations: Some Do's and Don'ts, Supervision, Volunteer Evaluations, Peer Evaluations, Staff Evaluations, Volunteer Job Descriptions, Staff Job Descriptions 106

Chapter 12 Why Do People Gossip? 119

Chapter 13 Counseling and Spiritual Direction: Do's and Don'ts 126

Chapter 14 Seven Habits for the Effective Minister 144

Chapter 15 Symptoms of Work Addiction 148

Chapter 16 Healthy Self-Esteem and the Continuum of Healthy Sexuality 150

Chapter 17 Ministry Burnout: Red Flags and Warning Signs 151

Chapter 18 Stewardship: Responding to God's Generosity 166

Chapter 19 Creating a Health-Care Plan: Investing in the Pastoral Leader 178

Notes 181

Bibliography 187

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