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Family Systems Theory

The job of effective church leaders is to help keep down the level of anxiety in the emotional system of the congregation. Effective leaders help people manage their level of anxiety so they can accomplish their goals. […] Read More

As long as people gather and interact, emotional processes are at work. Some interactions can be inherently anxious, which will keep churches from moving forward and distract them from accomplishing their mission and purpose. […] Read More

We live in anxious times. It’s a time that’s like a toxic martini for well-defined leaders and for congregational and clergy health. During a societal regression, free-floating anxieties are often projected upon leaders. […] Read More

Anxiety invades the church like a virus. Some churches have so much anxiety they verge on being paranoid. They see everything as threatening. Others feel perfectly safe in their surroundings. How do you treat your church’s anxiety? […] Read More

It’s not always true, but healthy churches and healthy ministers tend to find one another. Congregational health and clergy health are somehow connected. How does it happen? There’s a psychological theory for that. […] Read More