Mar 04, 2021  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CNCD 901 - A Systems Approach to Leading Congregations: Understanding the Congregation

3 credits
Promotes an articulation of the Biblical and theological rationale for congregational growth in the contemporary post-modern context. It uses family systems theory as a means to understand congregational dynamics as well as a systems approach to change. In addition to examining several change strategies, the participants will develop an audit of their congregation using the resources of Bill Easum’s congregational audit. This audit will then be used by the participant to chart out a set of priorities based on the strengths, needs, and readiness of the congregation for change. Participants reflect critically on pastoral leadership and congregational context, offer professional feedback to one another, and give attention to a systems approach as a basis for planning and implementing parish ministry



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