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Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map for Ministry (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

R. Robert Creech (PhD, Baylor University) is Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Professor of Pastoral Leadership and director of pastoral ministries at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He is the coauthor of Ethics for Christian Ministry and The Leader's Journey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540960375
ISBN-10: 1540960374
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: February 19th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English