A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope

by Peter L. Steinke. Alban Institute, 2010.

This book covers the basics of Family Systems Theory, identifying where congregations get stuck and how to reframe challenges and move forward.


Family Systems Theory basics, why congregations get stuck

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, planning and visioning team


Purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Understand the internal dynamics of your congregation by learning the Family Systems Theory.
  • Discuss how to reframe challenges in positive, hopeful, and mission-oriented ways by referencing this book in a leadership gathering.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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