Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church Robert A Harris

ISBN: 9781566997171

Published: October 13th 2014

Paperback

226 pages


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Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church  by  Robert A Harris

Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church by Robert A Harris
October 13th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 226 pages | ISBN: 9781566997171 | 5.12 Mb

The first year or so of a pastors tenure in a new congregation is precarious- many pastors stay at a new congregation for fewer than five years. This handbook helps coach both experienced and new pastors to enter a new congregation effectively.MoreThe first year or so of a pastors tenure in a new congregation is precarious- many pastors stay at a new congregation for fewer than five years. This handbook helps coach both experienced and new pastors to enter a new congregation effectively. Drawing from organizational systems leadership material in religious and secular worlds, it offers nearly 50 tips and tools designed to help new pastors analyze their congregations system and then to lead leaders within the congregation to affect positive change.

Using imagery from Alice in Wonderland to clarify various archetypal roles within the church community, Harris provides concrete suggestions for facilitating communication and dealing with difficult behaviors within the congregation. He provides a coaching approach to ministry, in which the pastor reframes issues and asks provocative questions a powerful strategy to maximize a new pastor s chances for success. Readers will find tools to help them uncover critical information about their new congregation regarding: .congregational norms, particularly regarding the office of pastor, conflict, and holy objects- .their history and sense of Gods call- .the true leaders among the congregation- .mutual accountability.



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