Solution-focused congregational change [electronic resource] : an alternative model for effective church leadership /Show full item record
|Title||Solution-focused congregational change [electronic resource] : an alternative model for effective church leadership /|
|Author||Hayes, Christopher James|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed Jun. 24, 2010).
Thesis (D.Min.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2010.
"A project report and thesis submitted to the Faculty of Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry."
Project director: Nancy Gorsuch.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
This project proposes an alternative way of facilitating congregational change. Initially, the project outlines a theological understanding of what the church is, and who people are as created persons of God. Then the project asserts that by combining Solution-Focused individual care with understandings from congregational leadership theories and styles, there will be a new way of thinking about the congregational change process. This project researches current methods of congregational leadership, and looks in-depth at the Solution-Focused individual care model as it attempts to combine these two important fields of work and study. In conclusion, the project suggests that using the main tenets of Solution-Focused care on a congregational level can create a healthy model for ministry. Solution-focused congregation change therefore is recommended and offered as a new way of thinking about congregational systems and leadership through an ever changing reality.
|Subject||Solution-focused therapy Religious aspects Christianity.
Mission of the church.
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