Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach

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In this sequel to How Your Church Family Works, Steinke takes readers into a deeper exploration of the congregation as an emotional system. Learn ten principles of health, how congregations can adopt new ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, how spiritually and emotionally healthy leaders influence the emotional system, factors that could put your congregation at risk, and more.

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Peter L. Steinke, a Lutheran pastor, served for more than 12 years as Director of Clergy Care for Lutheran Social Services of the South in Austin, Texas. He is the developer of Bridgebuilder Ministry, a training program for working with congregations in trouble, and the Healthy Congregation, a training program for lay leaders. He is a licensed professional counselor, the author of nine books, and the editor of the quarterly newsletter New Creations.

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"This is a book for people who want ideas, not directions; hope, not diagrams; and encouragement, not rigid rules." -- Philip H. Young, Synod of the Pacific, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

"This is a user-friendly, theologically grounded guide to congregational wholeness." -- The Rev. Canon Nancy A. Roosevelt, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester

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