Ministry today is more complex than it ever has been. Ministers spend an increasing amount of time clearing up the confusion and resolving conflict within the congregation. We are going through a period of history when change and complexity seem to feed on one another. We change in order to deal with complexity, but change only makes things more complex. No wonder we end up confused and conflict is on the rise. Confused people often end up at odds with one another over what direction to take.
Systems-Sensitive Leadership does not propose simple or surefire solutions. But it does offer an intriguing way to manage congregational life through "systems-sensitive leadership."
"Here is a groundbreaking resource to help church leaders understand the sources of congregational conflict. Equally valuable are the practical strategies offered for building healthy and harmonious congregations in a time when churches are rapidly growing in diversity." John W. Ellas, D.Min. Director, Center for Church Growth
Systems-Sensitive Leadership has 30 chapters and 313 pages.
Authors: Michael C. Armour and Don Browning
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