Fostering Leadship Skills in Ministry provides help for dealing with some of the most challenging aspects of present day church ministry. Reminding leaders of the importance of defining their own mission with clarity, this handbook goes on to stress the importance of community building, planning together, and empowering small groups. Special consideration is given to the parish pastoral council as a leadership community, and a chapter on volunteers points to the ways in which church leaders can encourage others to respond to their baptismal calling. Tips for dealing with conflict and anger are a useful resource for helping people work together as a group, while advice for running a meeting and managing staff help build confidence. Sections on change and transition, and ministerial development complete this comprehensive ministry leadership manual.
Fostering Leadership Skills in Ministry will be a useful resource for pastors, administrators, lay ministers, parish council members, and all who play an active role in the live of a parish.