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The hidden lives of congregations : understanding congregational dynamics

Author: Israel Galindo
Publisher: Herndon, Va. : Alban Institute, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Faced with crisis, lack of direction, or just plain "stuckness," many congregations and their leaders are content to deal only with surface issues and symptoms--only to discover that the same problems keep recurring, often in different, and more serious, ways. In The Hidden Lives of Congregations, Christian educator and consultant Israel Galindo takes leaders below the surface of congregational life to provide a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Israel Galindo
ISBN: 1566993075 9781566993074
OCLC Number: 56330169
Description: ix, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The ideal and the reality --
The congregation as church --
The mandate, mission, and models of congregations --
The hidden life of congregational lifespan --
The hidden life of how size shapes congregational relationships --
The hidden life of spirituality styles of congregations --
The hidden life of congregational identity --
The functions of congregational leadership --
Leading from the self --
The focus of congregational leaders.
Responsibility: Israel Galindo.

Abstract:

Faced with crisis, lack of direction, or just plain "stuckness," many congregations and their leaders are content to deal only with surface issues and symptoms--only to discover that the same problems keep recurring, often in different, and more serious, ways. In The Hidden Lives of Congregations, Christian educator and consultant Israel Galindo takes leaders below the surface of congregational life to provide a comprehensive, holistic look at the corporate nature of church relationships and the invisible dynamics at play. Informed by family systems theory and grounded in a wide-ranging ecclesiological understanding, Galindo unpacks clearly the factors of congregational lifespan, size, spirituality, and identity and shows how these work together to form the congregation's hidden life. He provides useful tools for diagnosing and understanding how one's congregation fits into the various categories he names and suggests what leadership skills are necessary to get beyond the impasse of surface issues and help the congregation achieve its mission.
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