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Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map For Ministry

Paperback|Feb 2019
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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...


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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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 519375
  • Product Code 9781540960375
  • ISBN 1540960374
  • EAN 9781540960375
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Feb 2019
  • Sales Rank 25709
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.333kg
  • :<b>contents<br><br>part 1: Orienting The Map<br></b>1. Always Take A Map: The Value Of Bowen Family Systems Theory<br>2. Reading The Map: An Overview Of Bowen Family Systems Theory<br><b>part 2: A Map For Practical Theology<br></b>3. Third-way Leadership: More Than Principles And Practices<br>4. The Future Of Congregational Leadership: Leading In Chaotic Times<br>5. Proclamation: Preaching As Pastor And As Prophet<br>6. Pastoral Care: Helping Without Hurting<br>7. Spiritual Formation: Growing In Christlikeness<br>8. Christian Community: Journeying With Others<br><b>part 3: A Map For Reading Scripture<br></b>9. Bowen Family Systems Theory And Biblical Interpretation: The Rules Of The Game<br>10. Mapping The Family Of Abraham: Family Systems 2000 Bc<br>11. Mapping The Character Of Jesus: Differentiation And Christlikeness<br>12. Mapping The Teaching Of Paul: New Life In Christ And Community<br>appendix A: Mapping The Family Of David: Family Systems 1000 Bc<br>appendix B: Bowen Theory And Theological Language<br>appendix C: Important Terms In Bowen Family Systems Theory<br>appendix D: Bowen-based Training Programs<br>appendix E: Bowen Family Systems Theory And Ministry: A Bibliography<br>index

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