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What is most needed during times of congregational conflict is a way to disentangle from the fray and stand on the balcony for a better look at things. That’s what Peter Steinke provides in this...

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Israel Galindo, congregational consultant and dean of Baptist Theological Seminary, Richmond, is a leader in applying Bowen Systems theory to congregational life. He takes leaders below the...

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By now, almost every seminary graduate has been introduced to Bowen Family Theory and Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s effective (and often winsome, even witty) adaptation of it to congregational life. The...

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Peter Steinke is a widely recognized teacher and consultant in congregational systems, drawing on the work of the late family-systems expert Edwin Freidman. Steinke has authored several books on...

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As many times as we hear that we shouldn’t care what others think, it is natural to at least wonder, if not worry. Clergy is one of the three professions that has the most negative projections...

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Many leadership books deal almost solely with theory. Such books can be interesting but not practical. This book is highly practical. The authors have taken the leadership dynamics originally...

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Based in the Chicago area, LMPC offers trainings and consulting in fulfillment of their mission to encourage the nonviolent transformation of conflict in relationships in homes, workplaces,...

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Seminary professor and former pastor Soong-Chan Rah offers both theory and practice in an effort to help congregations understand the dynamics of culture, how to navigate them, and how to gain...

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It is one thing to prescribe what must happen in congregations to bring about renewal. It may be quite another thing to actually motivate a congregation to make the necessary changes. Peter Coutts...

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Many pastors and leaders in the church would be hard pressed to call the management of their congregation real ministry. John Wimberly would argue it is. In his book, The Business of the Church,...

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