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The Alban guide to managing the pastoral search process

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3355
Author
Vonhof, John
Publication Date
c1999
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 664 V66 1999
Author
Vonhof, John
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c1999
Physical_Description
x, 123 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] John Vonhof".
Includes bibliographical references, p. [125].
"Pastoral search teams for congregations in all denominations that use a call system will be grateful for this guide to the rewarding but complex task of finding a new pastor. Every step is detailed, including forming the search team, keeping the congregations informed, conducting a congregational self-study, communicating with candidates, developing selection criteria, conducting interviews, managing the call process, and arranging for a smooth transition". -- inside front cover.
Contents: Preface -- The Pastoral Search Committee -- Managing the Congregation -- Determining Who You Are -- The Church Information Packet -- Finding Candidates -- Communications with Pastors -- Managing References, Testing, Interviews, and Red Flags -- Selection Criteria, Evaluation, and Recommendation -- Presenting Your Best Side -- Managing the Call Process -- Managing a Smooth Transition -- Appendices -- Bibliography.
Contents of Appendices: A: Congregational Survey -- B: Pastoral Questionnaire -- C: Introducing Two Candidates to the Congregation -- D: Cover Letter for the Letter of Call -- E: Letter of Call -- F: Addendum to the Letter of Call -- G: Pastoral Responsibilities and Relationships -- Bibliography.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 204
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Subjects
Pastoral search committees
Clergy - Appointment, call, and election
Church management
ISBN
1-56699-213-3
Call Number
BV 664 V66 1999
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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All for God's glory : redeeming church scutwork

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6410
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Publication Date
c2008
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Place
Herndon VA
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2008
Physical_Description
x, 170 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Louis B. Weeks".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170).
Scutwork "is the unwanted part of work -- for leaders in congregations usually the organization and administration of programs and services. And it consists in the necessary enduring of and sometimes the moderating of countless meetings, and the myriad phone and e-mail exchanges to get something 'on the table' for consideration let alone to get something accomplished. It is the budget keeping and the constant attention to communication. It frequently does not seem 'spiritual' in any way whatsoever, though perhaps Saint Benedict would say its repetitious drudgery helps people 'grow into Christ'. .... This book elaborates on some best practices in various areas of congregational life on the parts of pastors, professional and support staffs, and lay leaders of congregations. Indeed, in these situations and with these people, the motives and consequences for administration are thoroughly ministerial; they lead directly to pastoral care". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Louis Weeks -- "Bear one another's burdens": Church Administration and Pastoral Care -- "It is not right": The Ministerial Surprise of Scutwork -- "Take the purse": Has There Always Been Scutwork ? -- "Love binds everything together": Two Effective Congregations" -- "Lead us not into temptation": Temptations in Ministry -- "Glad and generous hearts": Governance that Grows Leaders -- "You visited me": Organizing Ministries for Visiting -- "Hearts Follow Treasure": Stewardship and Ministry -- "When you come together": Administration for Worship -- "Would that all .. were prophets": Give the Work to the People -- "Grace and peace to you": A Concluding Letter -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Author is an ordained Presbyterian pastor. -- back cover.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 379
Subjects
Church growth - United States
Protestant churches - United States
Church management
Church management - Presbyterian Church
Pastoral theology
Ministry
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Visitations (Church work)
Stewardship, Christian
Public worship - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
ISBN
978-1-56699-379-1
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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All for God's glory : redeeming church scutwork

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8155
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Publication Date
c2008
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Author
Weeks, Louis B., 1941-
Place
Herndon VA
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2008
Physical_Description
x, 170 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Louis B. Weeks".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170).
Scutwork "is the unwanted part of work -- for leaders in congregations usually the organization and administration of programs and services. And it consists in the necessary enduring of and sometimes the moderating of countless meetings, and the myriad phone and e-mail exchanges to get something 'on the table' for consideration let alone to get something accomplished. It is the budget keeping and the constant attention to communication. It frequently does not seem 'spiritual' in any way whatsoever, though perhaps Saint Benedict would say its repetitious drudgery helps people 'grow into Christ'. .... This book elaborates on some best practices in various areas of congregational life on the parts of pastors, professional and support staffs, and lay leaders of congregations. Indeed, in these situations and with these people, the motives and consequences for administration are thoroughly ministerial; they lead directly to pastoral care". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Louis Weeks -- "Bear one another's burdens": Church Administration and Pastoral Care -- "It is not right": The Ministerial Surprise of Scutwork -- "Take the purse": Has There Always Been Scutwork ? -- "Love binds everything together": Two Effective Congregations" -- "Lead us not into temptation": Temptations in Ministry -- "Glad and generous hearts": Governance that Grows Leaders -- "You visited me": Organizing Ministries for Visiting -- "Hearts Follow Treasure": Stewardship and Ministry -- "When you come together": Administration for Worship -- "Would that all .. were prophets": Give the Work to the People -- "Grace and peace to you": A Concluding Letter -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Author is an ordained Presbyterian pastor. -- back cover.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 379
Subjects
Church growth - United States
Protestant churches - United States
Church management
Church management - Presbyterian Church
Pastoral theology
Ministry
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Visitations (Church work)
Stewardship, Christian
Public worship - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
ISBN
978-1-56699-379-1
Call Number
BR 526 W44 2008
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Beating burnout in congregations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog4329
Author
Baab, Lynne M.
Publication Date
c2003
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 4400 B3B3 2003
Author
Baab, Lynne M.
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2003
Physical_Description
xv, 131 p. ; 25.4 x 17.8 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Lynne M. Baab".
Includes bibliography: p. [129]-131.
"What is burnout ? What causes congregation volunteers to burn out ? Why is unpaid service sometimes life giving and other times just another frantic commitment ? .... How can leaders make congregations healthy places to serve ? After reflecting on these important questions and dozens of interviews with congregation volunteers, Baab suggests, `We must not fear burnout; instead we need to do a better job coming alongside people as they experience burnout, and help them figure out what they are learning". -- inside front cover.
Contents: Foreword / Roy M. Oswald -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to Burnout -- Workplace Burnout and Implications for Congregations -- What Congregations Can Do: Identifying and Preventing Burnout -- Individual Differences on the Road to Burnout -- Compulsive Behavior -- Ironies, Paradoxes, and Balance -- The Ongoing Challenge of Burnout -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 264
Subjects
Church work
Lay ministry
Church management
Voluntarism - Management
Volunteers - Management
Burn out (Psychology) - Religious aspects - Christianity
Volunteers - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
1-56699-274-5
Call Number
BV 4400 B3B3 2003
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Beginning ministry together : the Alban handbook for clergy transitions

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog4567
Author
Oswald, Roy M.
Publication Date
c2003
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 660.3 O792 2003
Author
Oswald, Roy M.
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2003
Physical_Description
xix, 148 p. ; 25.3 x 17.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Roy M. Oswald and James M. Heath [and] Ann W. Heath".
"Foreword by Robert T. Gribbon".
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving through the time that another pastor is well settled. The essential message is not that this is an impossible time, to be survived only with a lot of expert help. Rather, the message is that, even though the task is becoming more complex, committed people can handle it. People who have been on this journey before us can help us discover the presence of God on our journey". -- Foreword, p. ix.
Contents: Foreword / Robert T. Gribbon, Diocese of Delaware Bishop's Assistant for Mission and Ministry Development -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: How to Use This Handbook -- Pathway through Transition -- Enriching Transition -- Clergy Experiencing Transition.
Contents of Pathway through Transition section: Structuring Meetings for Effective Committee Work -- The Governing Board in a Pastoral Transition -- The Transition Committee -- Saying Farewell to the Pastor -- Meetings with Judicatory Staff -- Holding Exit Conversations -- Interim Pastoral Services -- The Search Committee -- The Congregational Profile -- Identifying What to Look For in a New Pastor -- Maintaining Confidentiality -- Developing a Pool of Candidates -- Tracking Information about Candidates -- Talking with Candidates -- Working toward a Final List of Candidates -- Making Background Checks -- Candidate Visits to the Congregation -- Working Out a Contract with the New Pastor -- Welcoming the New Pastor -- Telling Your Pastor about the Congregation's History -- Discovering the Congregation's Norms -- Evaluating the Ministry of Pastor and Congregation.
Contents of Enriching Transition section: Making the Most of the Interim Period -- The Role of Transition Companion -- Leadership Changes During and After a Pastoral Transition -- Transition in Multi-Congregation Linkages -- When the Departing Pastor Stays in Town -- Sample Questions for Exit Conversation -- Survey Questions for a Congregation Profile -- Questions for Reflection on the Transition Process -- A Service for Ending a Pastoral Relationship.
Contents of Clergy Experiencing Transition section: Surviving a Farewell -- Coping with the Stress of Transition -- Transitions for Clergy Spouses -- Forming a Pastor/Parish Relations Committee -- Discovering the Psychological Contracts of Members -- The "Honeymoon Period" of a New Pastorate -- Preparing to Make Changes -- Power Analysis of a Congregation -- Starting Up as a Redevelopment Pastor..
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 275
Added Entry
Heath, James M.
Heath, Ann W.
Alban Institute
Subjects
Clergy - Appointment, call, and election
Church management
Pastoral search committees
Clergy - Relocation
Interim clergy
Organizational change - Religious aspects - Christianity
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Christian leadership
ISBN
1-56699-285-0
Call Number
BV 660.3 O792 2003
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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The business of the church : the uncomfortable truth that faithful ministry requires effective management

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6973
Author
Wimberly, John W.
Publication Date
c2010
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652 W557 2010
Author
Wimberly, John W.
Place
Herndon VA
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2010
Physical_Description
x, 164 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] John W. Eimberly, Jr.".
Includes bibliographical references, p. 163-164.
"John Wimberly has written an important book. He takes all of us who are involved in church life -- as clergy, lay persons or staff -- and shows us that managing a church is worth doing and worth doing well. He draws a straight and powerful line from effective church management to doing God's work. Through the book we learn that managing the business aspects of the church is an important part of the whole and note the lesser part of a church's ministry. We cam welcome the challenges involved and take meaning from the work we do rather than mourn the time we spend and the care we take. Not only does John show us that managing a church well is important, he show us how !" -- Foreword.
Contents: Forword / Suze Brandom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church, New York, New York -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Ministry of Management -- Managing Congregational Systems -- Managing Personnel -- Managing Facilities -- Managing Church Finances -- Conclusion: Congregational Management: A Holy Calling -- Appendix A: A Sample Balance Sheet -- Appendix B: A Sample Income Statement -- Appendix C: Accounting Exercises -- Notes.
Author is an ordained Presbyterian church minister who "has earned an MDiv, Ph.D in systematic theology and MBA". -- back cover.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 404
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Subjects
Church management
Church management - United States
Theology, Practical
Church personnel management
Church finance
ISBN
978-1-56699-404-6
Call Number
BV 652 W557 2010
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Church fights : managing conflict in the local church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1803
Author
Leas, Speed B., 1937-
Publication Date
c1973
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652.9 L39 1973
Author
Leas, Speed B., 1937-
Place
Philadelphia PA
Publisher
Westminster
Publication Date
c1973
Physical_Description
186 p. ; 18.6 x 12 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[B]y Speed Leas and Paul Kittlaus".
Includes bibliography: p. 185-186.
"This book represents the personal experience and reflection of the authors. We have been engaged for five years as consultants to churches and other organizations that have been involved in conflicts of one kind or another and have applied the disciplines of Action/Reflection which we learned as Action Trainers in COMMIT, the Action Training Center in Los Angeles. This book is a synthesis of our study of the literature related to the behavioral sciences, conflict, and management, the training we received from other professionals in the field, our experience in local churches as pastor, as trainer, and as consultant, and of our reflection on this experience, training, and reading. It is meant to be a manual for the individual who wants to do something to help his church, not to be a reflection piece or a contribution to the development of the theory of conflict management". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Speed Lees, Paul Kittlaus -- Introduction -- Assumptions and Concepts About Conflict and Change -- Where to Begin -- Conflict Management Without a Referee -- The Referee -- First-Stage Contract -- Determining What Information is Needed -- Choosing a Data-Gathering Instrument -- Analysis of Data -- Conflict or Nonconflict ? -- Second-Stage Contract -- Interpersonal Contract -- Noncollaborative Strategies -- Collaborative Strategies -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: How to Choose an Outside Consultant -- Appendix II: Win/Lose Behavior in Competing Groups -- Appendix III: Conflict Learning Generated by the Cities Game -- Appendix IV: Design of a Training Event for Referees -- Bibliography.
Added Entry
Kittlaus, Paul, 1934-
Subjects
Church management
Conflict (Psychology)
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
0-664-24974-4
Call Number
BV 652.9 L39 1973
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Completing the circle : reviewing ministries in the congregation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog4596
Author
McMahill, David R.
Publication Date
c2003
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652 M33 2003
Author
McMahill, David R.
Place
Bethesda MD
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2003
Physical_Description
xix, 92 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] David R. McMahill".
"Foreword by Clyde J. Steckel."
In this book the author "offers both a model and a procedure for clergy performance evaluation that is spiritually grounded and theologically explicated in just the right way. He makes it clear that performance evaluation should be an on-going and normative experience in the life of the congregation .... Three particular strengths of this book are the author's warnings about consumerism in the church; his detailed methodology for ensuring that evaluative information is high quality, useful, and appropriate; and his emphasis on healthy interpersonal communication in a local church system". -- Foreword, p. vi.
Contents: Foreword / Clyde J. Steckel -- Preface: Questions and Foundations -- To Review or Not to Review -- What Makes a Review a Good One ? : Why Do It at All ? -- How Does Completing the Circle Work ? -- Sample Discussion Guides for Feedback/Reflection Groups -- Sand Lake UCC [United Church of Christ] Embarks on "Completing the Circle" -- Sand Lake Church, a Year and a Half Later.
Author is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 268
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Subjects
Church work - Evaluation
Church management
Strategic planning
Clergy - Rating of
Church officers - Rating of
Christian leadership - Evaluation
Clergy - Office - Evaluation
Evaluation - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
1-56699-278-8
Call Number
BV 652 M33 2003
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Congregational fitness : healthy practices for layfolk

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3602
Author
Goodman, Denise W.
Publication Date
c2000
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
OTCH
Call Number
BV 700 G64 2000
Author
Goodman, Denise W.
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c2000
Physical_Description
vii, 128 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Denise W. Goodman".
Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliography: pp. [127]-128.
Each chapter includes "Questions for reflection" at the end.
"When serious conflict surfaces in a congregation, lay people are usually stunned. They feel frightened, angry and helpless. `Congregational Fitness' explores why congregations are prone to conflict and describes healthy habits lay people can develop to handle conflict constructively. Goodman argues that lay people need to develop sound habits because they are the ones who must carry on, from one pastor to another, and who have the opportunity to disrupt energy-draining and destructive behaviors. Designed for use by individuals, study groups and retreat participants". -- Inside front cover.
Contents: Foreword / Hugh F. Halverstadt -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Why We Fight -- Conflict: Normal and Healthy or Destructive ? -- Who Are We and Why Are We Here ? -- Responsibility and Accountability -- Reducing Anxiety -- Repeal the No-Talk Rule -- Beware of Platitudes -- Clear the Decks -- Exorcise the Ghosts -- What about the Pastor ? -- When You Need Help -- If You Are Wounded -- The Rewards of Fitness -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 223
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Halverstadt, Hugh F. (Hugh Fleece), 1939-2020
Subjects
Church controversies
Laity
Church management
Church buildings - Safety measures
Church finance
Clergy - Legal status, laws, etc.
Church officers
Church personnel management
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
1-56699-232-X
Call Number
BV 700 G64 2000
Location
OTCH
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Creating a healthier church : family systems theory, leadership, and congregational life

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8090
Author
Richardson, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne), 1939-
Publication Date
c1996
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652 R56 1996
Author
Richardson, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne), 1939-
Place
Minneapolis MN
Publisher
Fortress Press
Publication Date
c1996
Physical_Description
184 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Ronald W. Richardson".
Includes bibliography: p. 184.
"[E]xamines the church systems we find ourselves in and constructs strategies for bettering them. First, it describes systems theory to help readers understand how parish churches work and how problems can develop in them. Second, it suggests ways in which ministers and other leaders can act when caught in a maelstrom of conflict in a parish. And finally, the book provides church leaders with specific ways they can enhance their own leadership abilities" -- Foreword.
Most chapters have questions for individual thinking and group discussions.
Contents: Foreword / Howard W. Stone -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: When Bad Things Happen in Good Churches -- The Congregation: More Than Meets the Eye -- What Unbalances the System ? -- Being One Among Many -- Closeness, Distance, and the Congregation -- Foolishness and Wisdom in Church Leadership -- Reactivity is More than Reacting -- The Four Functional Styles of Congregational Life -- Triangles in the Congregation -- Signs of Serious Problems in a Church -- Birth Order and Leadership Style -- Assessing Your Congregation's Emotional System -- Becoming a Better Leader -- Bibliography.
Series
Creative pastoral care and counseling
Subjects
Church management
Christian leadership
Family psychotherapy
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Christianity
ISBN
0-8006-2955-8 (alk. paper)
Call Number
BV 652 R56 1996
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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