Clergy Killers: Guidance for Pastors and Congregations Under Attack

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1996 - Religion - 200 pages
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Though some conflict in the church may be normal, there are some types of conflict which are abnormal and abusive. Within some congregations there are personalities who seek to unsettle the relationship between minister and congregation. In this engaging and useful book, G. Lloyd Rediger offers strategies to prevent abuse, support clergy, and to build healthier congregations.

 

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User Review  - Been There Done That - Christianbook.com

Must read for all in Ministry! Over the years I have seen or experienced what Dr Rediger is describing too often. This book gives the wounded minister words that help clairify the things that has ... Read full review

Clergy Killers

User Review  - chaplainmorgan - Overstock.com

As a clergy you dont expect your staff andor parishioners to turn on you. I was the victim of a nasty false accusation that cost me my ministry position and my reputation. It was done by people I was ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Clergy Killers
13
Clergy Killer Context
19
Collateral Damage
33
Is Conflict in the Church Normal?
47
Types of Conflict
63
Normal Conflict
71
Abnormal Conflict
81
Why People Act Like They Do
111
Managing the Clergy Killer Phenomenon
131
Building Support Systems
147
Pastoral Fitness
163
Healthy Congregations
183
APPENDIX A Energy Management Inventory
196
APPENDIX B Supportive Relationship Inventory
198
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
200

Spiritual Conflict
91
Killer Clergy
101

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About the author (1996)

G. Lloyd Rediger is a pastor, pastoral counselor, and consultant on spiritual leadership. He has written for several national religious publications and is the author of a number of books, including the best-selling Clergy Killers: Guidance for Pastors and Congregations under Attack.

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