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Becoming a healthier pastor : family systems theory and the pastor's own family / Ronald W. Richardson.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Creative pastoral care and counseling seriesPublication details: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2005.Description: x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0800636392
  • 9780800636395
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 253/.2 22
LOC classification:
  • BV4012 .R48 2005
Other classification:
  • 11.71
Online resources:
Contents:
Part 1. A resource for moving toward greater health. The pastor's own emotional system and unresolved emotional attachment -- Some common difficulties in ministry related to unresolved emotional attachment with family -- Part 2. The pastor's own family. Getting started on doing the work -- The author's own family -- The basic goal of the work : differentiation of self -- Readiness to do the work -- Six principles for reentering our family -- The research stance -- Defining a self and triangles -- Sam's example -- Part 3. The pastor as coach. Ministry as coaching -- Running family of origin groups in the church -- Issues and challenges for the pastoral coach -- The benefits of doing family of origin work.
Summary: In this sequel to Creating a Healthier Church, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors’ ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors’ own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often unhelpfully. Richardson explores these patterns, how they operate in church situations, and how pastors can do their own family-of-origin assessment. His volume will become a standard tool for analysis of patterns in ministerial behavior and developing strong personal effectiveness.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BV4012 .R53 2005 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-197

Includes bibliographical references (page 150).

Part 1. A resource for moving toward greater health. The pastor's own emotional system and unresolved emotional attachment -- Some common difficulties in ministry related to unresolved emotional attachment with family -- Part 2. The pastor's own family. Getting started on doing the work -- The author's own family -- The basic goal of the work : differentiation of self -- Readiness to do the work -- Six principles for reentering our family -- The research stance -- Defining a self and triangles -- Sam's example -- Part 3. The pastor as coach. Ministry as coaching -- Running family of origin groups in the church -- Issues and challenges for the pastoral coach -- The benefits of doing family of origin work.

In this sequel to Creating a Healthier Church, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors’ ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors’ own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often unhelpfully. Richardson explores these patterns, how they operate in church situations, and how pastors can do their own family-of-origin assessment. His volume will become a standard tool for analysis of patterns in ministerial behavior and developing strong personal effectiveness.

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