Reviving the congregation : pastoral leadership in a changing context.
By: Foss, Michael WMaterial type: TextPublisher: Minneapolis : Fortress, 2014Description: 123 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1451482884; 9781451482881Subject(s): Pastoral care | Pastoral theology | Christian leadershipDDC classification: 253.5 LOC classification: BV4011.3 | .F67 2014
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Includes bibliographical references (page 123).
Collision of perspectives -- The pastor's soul : leaning on grace -- The pastor's vision -- The church's environment -- The ministry of the people -- Three keys to effective ministry -- Culture change : the value of persistence.
Pastoral leadership has always been challenging, but clergy and parish leaders today face unprecedented challenges, many of which simply didn't exist a generation ago. The questions of ministry and leadership in the church today range broadly across the financial and the managerial, the spiritual and the interpersonal. In such a time, a wise mentor who can articulate a way forward for others is an immeasurable help. In Reviving the Congregation, Michael W. Foss, best-selling author of Power Surge, steps forward as that mentor. Bringing decades of experience in congregational life and leadership and a winsome style to the work, Foss offers a compelling introduction to the new context in which we lead, and the personal and congregational strategies that will offer a way forward. Reviving the Congregation is rooted in Foss's own experience, but it is open to all through questions for reflection, space for notes and journaling, and an extended bibliography for further reading.