Dr. Peter Steinke, consultant and counselor, introduces the concept of the congregation as an emotional system. Dr. Ed Friedman and Dr. Murray Bowen introduced these concepts and Dr. Steinke has adapted and reinterpreted them for congregations. Using cellular biology and research on the human brain alongside Biblical theology,
Dr. Steinke empowers the viewer to take responsibility for their functioning in an emotional system. Blaming, victim-behavior, secrets, triangles, are all the result of adapting to the anxiety that is always present in an organization. This is not a “how-to,” but is rather a “how-to-see” presentation. Those who use this understanding of organizations begin to see the powerful role of mature leaders in building a healthy congregation.
Dr. Peter Stienke is a Lutheran pastor, counselor, author, lecturer and consultant. He has written nine books, taught seminary, edits a clergy newspaper and is a state-licensed counselor. He has created a leadership training program with Lutheran Brotherhood called Healthy Congregations.
90 minutes. DVD.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 October, 2006.