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When Ministry Is Messy: Practical Solutions to Difficult Problems [Paperback]

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Pages   116
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.36" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 2, 2006
Publisher   ST ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
ISBN  0867167777  
EAN  9780867167771  


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'When Ministry Is Messy: Practical Solutions To Difficult Problems' addresses the three major causes of conflict within parish ministry - natural personality differences, emotional illness and sin. With the help of Scripture, namely Matthew 23, and modern psychology, Dr. Brown offers solutions to conflicts so that pastoral ministers can free themselves from fear and anxiety in their daily work and bring peace to church ministries. Drawing from his extensive background in both psychology and ministry, Dr. Brown provides effective solutions that are both practical and spiritual.

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"Dr. Brown's portrait of the dynamics of the problem is insightful and challenging."
--Andrew Greeley, from the Foreword
"When Ministry Is Messy: Practical Solutions to Difficult Problems" addresses the three major causes of conflict within parish ministry--natural personality differences, emotional illness and sin. With the help of Scripture, namely Matthew 23, and modern psychology, Dr. Brown offers solutions to conflicts so that pastoral ministers can free themselves from fear and anxiety in their daily work and bring peace to church ministries. Drawing from his extensive background in both psychology and ministry, Dr. Brown provides effective solutions that are both practical and spiritual.

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More About Richard C. Brown, Andrew M. Greeley, Pete Oswald, M.D. Daniel H. Kim, Peter V. Minorsky, A. Peterson & Cory Doctorow

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! RICHARD C. BROWN received his Ph.D. in education and master s degrees in counseling and education from Arizona State University, and a master s degree in pastoral theology from the University of San Francisco. He studied Catholic theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and spiritual director training at Mercy Center, Burlingame, California. He serves as leadership training advisor to four dioceses and is the author of "A Practical Guide to Starting an Adult Faith Formation Program" (Resource Publications). He resides in Phoenix, Arizona."

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Identify and Resolve Ministry Conflicts  Nov 18, 2006
Richard C. Brown, founder and director of the Center for Effective Ministry, holds a Ph.D. in education and masters degrees in education, counseling, and Catholic pastoral theology. "When Ministry Is Messy" began as an attempt to explore conflicts he had witnessed, and been affected by, in Catholic ministry. In his research, Brown interviewed diocesan leaders across the country. Respondents reported that between 25 and 50 percent of pastors they knew had been "emotionally ill enough that they have seriously harmed the ministries of their parish." Forty percent of the respondents said lack of communication and lack of shared vision were at the root of ministry conflict, and 20 percent cited preoccupation with power or control.

These primary issues and many others, Brown discovered, are addressed in "the mother lode of God's wisdom on ministry conflict" in Matthew 23. Their causes can be boiled down to natural personality differences, emotional illness, and sin.

The first five chapters of the book are devoted to an overview of conflict in ministry, Jesus' approach to conflict, and the three causes mentioned above. The next three chapters deal with Jesus' methods of handling conflict: loving servanthood, logic, and "speaking up." Examples of conflicts and practical applications for avoiding and resolving them are included. Finally, Brown offers general suggestions on spiritual practices that will strengthen ministers in their efforts to follow Jesus' example. The author has also provided discussion questions for each chapter, an extensive bibliography, and detailed index.
 
A Concrete Look  Nov 15, 2006
In When Ministry Is Messy, Dr. Richard C. Brown takes a concrete look at the three primary causes for ministerial conflict: natural personality differences, emotional illness and sin.

Within this framework, Dr. Brown provides realistic and concrete measures toward creating an emotionally healthy and productive ministerial working environment. A series of introspective discussion questions at the completion of each chapter provide fodder for personal reflection or group discussion.
 
And Sometimes It Is  Sep 26, 2006
Ministry--like life--has always been messy. That's not new. The "good news" that Dr. Brown brings to the messy-ministry discussion is this: Jesus has given us a clear model for cleaning up our act. Using the gospels and his background in family counseling, Brown gives us a step-by-step guide to the kind of ministry decisions and behaviors that will give glory to God and offer effective service to God's people.

A. J. Garrotto
Lay Pastoral Associate
 

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