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The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership Paperback – March 1, 1993
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"This book is dedicated to helping the church get unstuck." -- Edward White, Senior Consultant, The Alban Institute
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Because it is so easy to fall into this pattern of ministry, The Equipping Pastor: A Systems Approach to Congregational Leadership by R. Paul Stevens and Phil Collins ought to be required reading for anyone involved in church ministry. Drawing on systems theory and family systems theory, Stevens and Collins repeatedly remind ministers to operate out of an awareness of and with attentiveness to both the "one body" and the "many parts." Such an approach to ministry begins with a minister making an intentional commitment to join the body with which he or she is working. Having joined the church, the minister can then work to cultivate in the members of the congregation an interdependence characterized by the valuing of both unity and diversity.Read more ›
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This book is a wealth of practicle wisdom that can be readily applied.Published 10 months ago by Jordan Haywood