Family Systems and Congregational Life

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Family Systems and Congregational Life : a map for ministry

Creech, R. Robert (Richard Robert), author.

Baker Academic, 2019.

xiii, 226 pages ; 23 cm.

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Experienced pastor and seminary teacher R. Robert Creech helps pastoral leaders increase their effectiveness by applying family systems theory to congregational life and ministry. Creech introduces readers to the basic concepts of Bowen Family Systems Theory, applies family theory to the work of ministry in church settings, and connects systems thinking to the everyday aspects of congregational ministry, such as preaching, pastoral care, leadership, spiritual formation, and interpreting biblical texts. Each chapter contains discussion questions, and there are five helpful appendixes with supplemental information about Bowen theory.

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ISBN:

978-1-54096157-0 (hardbound)

ISBN:

978-1-54096157-0 (hardbound)

ISBN:

978-1-54096037-5 (paperback)

ISBN:

978-1-54096037-5 (paperback)

LC Call No:

BV4011.3 .C738 2019

Dewey Class No:

253 23

Author:

Creech, R. Robert (Richard Robert), author.

Title:

Family Systems and Congregational Life : a map for ministry.

Publisher:

Baker Academic, 2019.

Physical:

xiii, 226 pages ; 23 cm.

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-201) and index.

Summary:

Experienced pastor and seminary teacher R. Robert Creech helps pastoral leaders increase their effectiveness by applying family systems theory to congregational life and ministry. Creech introduces readers to the basic concepts of Bowen Family Systems Theory, applies family theory to the work of ministry in church settings, and connects systems thinking to the everyday aspects of congregational ministry, such as preaching, pastoral care, leadership, spiritual formation, and interpreting biblical texts. Each chapter contains discussion questions, and there are five helpful appendixes with supplemental information about Bowen theory.

Subject:

Leadership

Subject:

Clergy

Subject:

Church Leadership

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