The Whole Church (Hardcover)
Congregational Leadership Guided by Systems Theory
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9781538127339, 280pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2019
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The Whole Church offers congregational leaders an understanding of a church system as a whole community composed of interacting members in which change in one influences all. This understanding helps church leaders navigate change and conflict, while also supporting the congregation's wholeness and safety. This book addresses how effective leadership coincides with personal and spiritual development, and ultimately emphasizes the significance of one's own spirituality and faith in supporting and fulfilling the congregation's mission.
About the Author
The Rev. Ken Reeves, PhD, is an ordained minister, clinical psychologist, therapist, and teacher. He has served congregations as pastor and created and taught courses on systems theory and congregational conflict as an adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological School. He provides psychological assessment for clergy, and presents workshops and trainings in pastoral leadership.