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Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach
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Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach


Rowman & Littlefield 2014

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In this sequel to How Your Church Family Works, Peter Steinke takes readers into a deeper exploration of the congregation as an emotional system. He outlines the factors that put congregations at risk for anxiety and conflict. Learn ten principles of health, how congregations can adopt new ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, as well as how spiritually and emotionally healthy leaders influence the emotional system. Featuring a new preface and a fresh redesign, this book is a classic work by one of the most respected names in congregational consulting.

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Key Features

  • Examines what makes a congregation “healthy”
  • Discusses risk factors of conflict in the church
  • Explains how to deal with issues as they arise in the congregation


  • Part 1: Wholeness
    • Life Is All of a Piece
    • Ten Principles of Health
    • Promoting Healthy Congregations
  • Part 2: Disease Process
    • Congregations at Risk
    • Infectious Anxiety
    • The Coconut Captivity of the Church
  • Part 3: Health Resources
    • The Higher Medicines
    • The Immune Congregation
    • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Intervention

Product Details

  • Title: Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach
  • Author: Peter L. Steinke
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 140
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Modern Church

About Peter L. Steinke

Peter L. Steinke is an internationally respected congregational systems consultant who has also served as a parish pastor, an educator, and a therapist for clergy. He is the author of the best-selling books How Your Church Fmaily Works and Healthy Congregations.

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