Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What

by Peter L. Steinke. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

This book equips leaders with the tools to see congregational conflict through a new perspective, a way to see the issue with a bird's eye view and respond to challenges with grace.


leader's response to conflict, potential challenges, additional perspective

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as an e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Frame congregational conflict as an opportunity for creation, learning, and positive changes by studying the three different aspects of a leader's response to conflict.
  • Respond to conflict without anxiety or defensiveness.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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