Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations

by Kibbie Simmons Ruth, Karen A. McClintock. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

This book examines how to avoid miscommunication, build trust, protect confidential information, and practice transparency.


tools and guidelines for informed decision making, advice to mitigate bad communication

Best For

clergy, lay and denominational leaders


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Balance transparency and confidentiality by reading about common mistakes regarding giving records, sex offenders, and personnel.
  • Make informed, conscious decisions during difficult times by sharing this book with staff and key leaders.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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