Behavioral Covenants in Congregations: A Handbook for Honoring Differences

by Gilbert R. Rendle. Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.
Large behavioral covenants

This book offers ground rules and strategies for handling disagreement.

Offerings: examples of unhealthy congregational norms, sample covenants for governing boards and troubled congregations, planning documents, outlines for retreats

Best For: clergy and lay leaders of all faith traditions

Cost: purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses:

  • Organize a congregational retreat or meeting to discuss how to implement behavioral convenants using the planning document provided.
  • Adopt ground rules for behavior in times of disagreement to navigate the congregation through difficult periods.

Curator Curated by Wendy McCormick

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