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How Your Church Works: Understanding Congregations As Emotional Systems

– by Peter L. Steinke

I have come back to this work again and again. It has especially been useful as I consider troubled congregations. I have been sent to work with situations in conflict, and the perspective of congregations as emotional systems has been helpful in doing such work. I have used the last chapter in this book as a roadmap in surfacing the necessary issues that will lead to healing in a fractured situation. I recommend thinking through each of these when conflict arises (and before it as well).

Book Topic: Church Transformation

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