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Facing Messy Stuff in the Church (Messy Church Series)

Facing Messy Stuff in the Church (Messy Church Series)

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"Swetland, who teaches pastoral counseling at Gordon-Cromwell Seminary, has compiled real case studiesnnchanging only people's and churches' namesnnto offer a candid look at thorny pastoral problems. His profiles don't offer solutions, but examine sin's skein-like messiness to show what church leadership faces and how pastors can take action. The problems are often more complicated than they appear. Issues range from the repeatedly repentant alcoholic to the mild-mannered sexual deviant who is an expert liar to the upstanding citizen and model church member who is an adulterer. . . . Recommend this book to pastors and Christian counselors who aren't looking for easy answers."

- Publisher A collection of fifteen case studies that give church leaders practical and realistic preparation to handle tough issues like sexual harassment, pornography, divorce, and the effects of abortion. The book includes discussion questions, an appendix for facilitating discussions, and a bibliography of additional resources.

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About "Facing Messy Stuff in the Church (Messy Church Series)"

"Swetland, who teaches pastoral counseling at Gordon-Cromwell Seminary, has compiled real case studiesnnchanging only people's and churches' namesnnto offer a candid look at thorny pastoral problems. His profiles don't offer solutions, but examine sin's skein-like messiness to show what church leadership faces and how pastors can take action. The problems are often more complicated than they appear. Issues range from the repeatedly repentant alcoholic to the mild-mannered sexual deviant who is an expert liar to the upstanding citizen and model church member who is an adulterer. . . . Recommend this book to pastors and Christian counselors who aren't looking for easy answers."
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A collection of fifteen case studies that give church leaders practical and realistic preparation to handle tough issues like sexual harassment, pornography, divorce, and the effects of abortion. The book includes discussion questions, an appendix for facilitating discussions, and a bibliography of additional resources.
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Meet the Author

Kenneth Swetland

Kenneth L. Swetland (D.Min., Andover Newton Theological School; M.Div., Gordon Divinity School) has been academic dean and professor of pastoral ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for more than thirty years. He is the author of The Hidden World of the Pastor: Case Studies on Personal Issues of Real Pastors.

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  • Catalogue Code 225204
  • Product Code 0825436966
  • EAN 9780825436963
  • Pages 224
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Kregel Ministry
  • Publication Date Jan 2005
  • Sales Rank #28423
  • Dimensions 219 x 140 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.268kg

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