9781566997171-1566997178-Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church

Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church

ISBN-13: 9781566997171
ISBN-10: 1566997178
Author: Harris, Robert A.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 234 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781566997171
ISBN-10: 1566997178
Author: Harris, Robert A.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 234 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Harris, Robert A. wrote Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church comprising 234 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1566997178 and 9781566997171. Since then Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The first year or so of a pastor's tenure in a new congregation is precarious; many pastors stay at a new congregation for fewer than five years. This handbook helps coach both experienced and new pastors to enter a new congregation effectively. Drawing from organizational systems leadership material in religious and secular worlds, it offers nearly fifty tips and tools designed to help new pastors analyze their congregation's system and then to lead leaders within the congregation to affect positive change.

Using imagery from Alice in Wonderland to clarify various archetypal roles within the church community, Harris provides concrete suggestions for facilitating communication and dealing with difficult behaviors within the congregation. He provides a coaching approach to ministry, in which the pastor reframes issues and asks provocative questions—a powerful strategy to maximize a new pastor’s chances for success.

Readers will find tools to help them uncover critical information about their new congregation regarding:

  • congregational norms, particularly regarding the office of pastor, conflict, and holy objects;
  • their history and sense of God's call;
  • the true leaders among the congregation;
  • mutual accountability.

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