When the Center Does Not Hold: Leading in an Age of Polarization

by David R Brubaker, Everett N. Brubaker, and others. Fortress Press, 2019.


This book offers practical mentor tips to help leaders navigate polarized environments.


stories about leaders who navigated conflict; key characteristics of effective leadership

Recommended Audience

Christian congregational leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Understand the causes of polarization that may appear in your congregation.
  • Invite healthy disagreement by learning leadership techniques in this book.

About the Contributor

Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. Kelly received an undergraduate degree in American culture from Vassar College, where she was active in interfaith work on campus, and a master’s degree in contemporary sociology from the University of Leicester in England.

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