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Leadership that Fits Your Church

What Kind of Pastor for What Kind of Congregation

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Publication Date:
11/30/2012
ISBN:
9780827221734
Pages:
160
Trim Size
9 X 6
Product Type:
Paper

Matching the right pastor with the right congregation is one of the most important -- and daunting -- decisions either party can make. While there are many pastors and congregations that merely fit OK, there are other matches that fit perfectly. Leadership that Fits Your Church explores how to find what really works for pastors and congregations. Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce, known for their work with congregational life research, lead you on an enlightening adventure in finding that perfect match. Follow the pastoral transition experiences of three churches: a mainline, Protestant congregation; a conservative church; and a Catholic parish. Each example starts with basic descriptions of pastors and church types, then digs into illustrations of deeper dynamics that yield a good match between congregation and pastoral leadership.

Cynthia Woolever is currently Research Director of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, coeditor of The Parish Paper with Herb Miller and Lyle Schaller, and formerly a Professor of Sociology of Religious Organizations at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Hartford Seminary. As a sociologist and consultant, she has focused on applied organizational research, working with congregations, judicatories, and seminaries throughout her 25-year career. She has published in professional journals and made numerous presentations at professional meetings. She was also a professor of sociology at Phillips University and Midway College. Cynthia has a doctorate in sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


Deborah Bruce (1955 - 2012) was Associate Research Manager in the Research Services office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Project Manager of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. She worked in a variety of applied research settings before coming to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She served as an officer for the Religious Research Association and was a member of that organization and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, presented numerous papers at professional meetings, and published articles in professional journals. Deborah received a master's degree in research psychology from San Diego State University.


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