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Breaking the Sound Barrier uses as a framework of two memorable, process-oriented metaphors for transformation: Aeronautics, to address what it takes to break through faulty stereotypes and other personal barriers that hold women back from effective "Mach 10" ministry. Wineskins, to address the dramatic changes required in corporate systems that block radical transformation from occurring in our congregations and communities. Its source materials also include insights from biblical role models, theological perspectives, stories of the author's own experiences, and interviews of other women and couples who are pioneers of transformational ministries in new paradigms. Several research surveys are being written to help evaluate underlying causes of barriers to effective ministry for women and how women are coping with radical paradigm shifts in turnaround church work. The introduction and first chapter give principles and anecdotes for what radical change ministry involves and what a "co-piloting leadership paradigm" looks like. They describe the key barriers to such change at the personal level (faulty stereotypes) and corporate level (inflexible systems), and apply metaphor parallels for breaking through those barriers. The next 10 chapters take readers from "Mach 1" to "Mach 10" in working through principles and applications of the aeronautics metaphor for personal ministry. Each of these 10 chapters also includes a section "giving voice" to women and couples in ministry who have wrestled with replacing the old wineskin systems which have impeded "new vintage" growth that the Spirit wants to implant. Healthy ministerial families are critical to turnaround church change. A potential follow-up project would offer holistic assessments and tools for ministry family systems coaching.
CHAPTER OUTLINE Breaking The Sound Barrier: Women In New Paradigm Ministries Of Transformation Chapters 2 Through 11 Each Address Aspects Of The Aeronautics Metaphor For Personal Ministry Transformation. They Also End With A "Giving Voice" Section That Shares Real-world Experiences Of Women And Couples Who Wrestle Against Inflexible Systems That Impede Corporate Change. Introduction. New Paradigm Ministries Of Transformation Introduces The Author, Tells How She Became Involved In "turnaround Church" Paradigm Work With The Growing Healthy Churches Movement, And Offers Experiential Snapshots Of What Radical Change In Churches Can Look Like. It Concludes With An Overview Of The Process Of Winemaking, And Compares That Process With The Concept Of "new Vintage" Ministry And What The Creation Of New Wineskins Requires. 1. Hitting The Bullseye--Changing Times, Changing Paradigms Covers The History Of Men And Women Who Pioneered Breaking The Sound Barrier, And Shows Key Parallels Of That Process With Turnaround Church Work. (The Remainder Of The Book Will Focus On More Detailed Aspects Of This Aeronautics Metaphor.) It Describes The Core Of A Shepherd-Leader Approach, Critiques Barriers To Effective Personal Leadership Ministry Found In The Shepherd-Pastor And Shepherd's Wife Stereotypes, And Overviews A Co-piloting Paradigm For Women In Ministry And Women Married To Men In Ministry. 2. Mach 1--Journey "Through" Time Looks At Mental Models (i.e., Metaphors And Stereotypes) That Guide Or Impede Change. It Uses The Differences In Magnetic And Gyroscope Compasses To Illustrate What It Means To Show "true North," And Talks About The Shuttle Launch And The Need For "protective Insulation." 3. Mach 2--Flight Plan Focuses On Counting The Cost In Preparing For A Flight, What Radical Change In A Church Means As An Illustration Of A "flight Plan," And How To Create The Flight Plan For Church Change, Transition, And Transformation. 4. Mach 3--Transformed Through The Journey Shares How The Transformer Cannot Stand Apart From The Transformation. It Looks At A Personal Journey Plan Leading To Spiritual Renewal, As Well As To Spiritual Maturity. 5. Mach 4--Side Trips Looks At Who's Going On This Journey: Pilot, Co-pilot, Flight Attendant, Etc. It Details How Women In Ministry And Women Married To Men In Ministry Fit Into The Scheme Of Things For Radical Church Change. 6. Mach 5--Getting Ready To Launch Asks The Question, "What's My Responsi
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