Principled Ministry A Guidebook for Catholic Church Leaders

ISBN-10: 1594712638
ISBN-13: 9781594712630
Edition: 2011
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Description: Expanding their foundational work on collaborative ministry, these bestselling authors now offer thirty principles for effective, spiritually healthy, mission-focused ministry. Disciplines like set boundaries; facilitate, dont dominate; think  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Expanding their foundational work on collaborative ministry, these bestselling authors now offer thirty principles for effective, spiritually healthy, mission-focused ministry. Disciplines like set boundaries; facilitate, dont dominate; think developmentally; be comfortable with conflict; and avoid ambiguity are presented with real-world stories, compelling commentary, and follow-up exercises that reinforce and help the reader apply what has been learned. Arranged into five chapters, the principles are explored in light of the best servant-leadership theory and praxis and situated within a variety of contexts and ministerial settings in the Catholic Church. An ancillary workbook, available for free download, helps both the apprentice and well-seasoned Church leader immediately apply the lessons and incorporate the disciplines presented in this eminently practical and vitally needed book.

Foreword
Preface
The Ministry of Jesus: Pre-eminent Model for Church Leadership
The Self-Defined Leader
Set boundaries
Trust your gut
Think tenses
Be comfortable with conflict
Avoid niceness
Seek supervision and consultation
The Discerning Leader
Act like a chameleon
Assess the desire and capacity of the other to change
Think developmentally
Facilitate, don't dominate
Feed and frustrate
Consider multiple causes and multiple responses
Think needs
Tasks, Functions, Roles, and Skills of Principled Ministry
Avoid ambiguity
Create a climate that fosters dialogue
Be direct, gentle, and consistent
Model and challenge
Avoid triangulation
Collaborate
Learn to deal with difficult people
Be a vision maker
The Leader as Change Agent
Stay with the pain
Avoid preaching and teaching
Focus on others as allies, rather than adversaries
Recognize resistance as a normal dynamic
Explore the why behind the what
Recognize parallel process
Think culture
Avoid labeling
Be competent and compassionate
In Closing
Personal Reflection
Tracking Your Progress
Bibliography

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