Item description for Changing Pastors: A Resource for Pastoral Transitions by Thomas P. Sweetser...
The strongest parishes have pastors with a mission and goals that are supported and enhanced by their parishioners. A change in pastors threatens to upset a nicely balanced applecart. To make sure the essential mission of the parish keeps moving forward, outgoing and incoming pastors and parishioners need to manage the transition. This book offers a new method for transition that allows time for the parish and the outgoing pastor to grieve the loss, an interim period between pastors for the parishioners to reflect, and a time for the parishioners and the new pastor to discover what they can offer each other.
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.39" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
Publisher Sheed & Ward
ISBN 1556129610 ISBN13 9781556129612
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas P. Sweetser
Thomas P. Sweetser, S.J., is a writer, popular conference presenter, and the founder and director of the Milwaukee-based Parish Evaluation Project. He holds a Ph.D. from Chicago Theological Seminary in a program of study combining sociology, theology, and group process.
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a one of a kind Apr 11, 2000
This book should be given out to every parish going through a change in pastoral leadership! Too often this difficult process has been left to the hierarchy to mangage. Parish communities are then kept from taking responsibility for their own grief, anger, and loss. This is a gem of a book. It could help your community embrace the call of Vatican II by working together with the Bishop to help your parish manage the difficulties of change.