Welcoming Resistance: A Path to Faithful Ministry

Welcoming Resistance A Path to Faithful Ministry Resistance can be a sign of vitality high quality and faithful life in a congregation It can also be a learning opportunity for congregational leaders who recognize the value of hearing from those w

  • Title: Welcoming Resistance: A Path to Faithful Ministry
  • Author: William Chris Hobgood
  • ISBN: 9781566992503
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Resistance can be a sign of vitality, high quality, and faithful life in a congregation It can also be a learning opportunity for congregational leaders who recognize the value of hearing from those who resist ministry initiatives, inviting their input and listening to their response So argues Chris Hobgood, based on his research in eight congregations growing in their pResistance can be a sign of vitality, high quality, and faithful life in a congregation It can also be a learning opportunity for congregational leaders who recognize the value of hearing from those who resist ministry initiatives, inviting their input and listening to their response So argues Chris Hobgood, based on his research in eight congregations growing in their practice of stewardship, evangelism, spiritual formation, and compassion.Hobgood proposes a continuum of interventions that can be made by pastors and lay leaders He also observes that the degree of resistance will intensify as the degree of change deepens but suggests that when we try to squelch resistance we threaten the congregation s very existence While it may be tempting to believe that battles have been won when resistance is gone, it is in the give and take of change initiators and resisters interacting openly and with mutual respect that congregations become lively and richer places.Congregational leaders will appreciate Hobgood s positive and pastoral approach to the resistance they encounter in their own faith communities and his concrete and practical suggestions for building constructive relationships Foreword by Richard L Hamm, General Minister and President of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

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    1. The author's observations square with what one would expect working with congregations, making it fairly intuitive. Resistance in congregations is a mixed bag. On the one hand, and a major point of the book, it is important to find a mechanism to hear out what resisters have to say, again that goes without saying. On the other hand, resistance for resistance sake can be a significant problem from time to time in small or medium-small congregations. Too often there is the "we-never-did-it-this-wa [...]



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