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Bless the Imperfect - Meditations for Congregational Leaders

Bless the Imperfect: Meditations for Congregational Leaders

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Product Code: 5696
ISBN: 9781558967199
Publisher: Skinner House Books
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Pages: 112
Size: 6.25 X 7
Binding Information: Paperback 

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From some of the most prominent voices in Unitarian Universalism today come these 50 poems, prayers, and prose reflections to support and celebrate congregational leaders. These meditations—alternately serious and funny, tender and frank—portray an understanding of congregational leadership as an avenue for spiritual growth rather than an administrative chore. They inspire and affirm the work of all kinds of leaders—professional and volunteer, lay and ordained. Suitable for both private reflection and public worship, this collection holds up the role of leader as vital to healthy congregational life and honors those who serve in this capacity.

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Preface

Long-Haul People   Rudy Nemser
Just Regular Folks   Jane Rzepka
Song for the Unsung   Steve J. Crump
Hansel and Gretel   Lynn Ungar
Dragon Lady at the Chalice   Vanessa Rush Southern
How to Be a UU Leader   Denny Davidoff
A Sweet Mystery   Sarah Lammert
Charge to the Parish Minister   Laurel Hallman
Messy and Imperfect Beloved Community   Laila Ibrahim
Start Right Here   Gary E. Smith
Losers   John Corrado
Something Left Over   John Buehrens
The Church That Doesn't Matter   Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
Theology of Inclusion   Janice Marie Johnson
The Power of Truth   Mark Belletini
A Prayer for Leaders   William F. Schulz
The Paradox of Organized Religion   Dan Hotchkiss
Let the Wrong Ones In   Susan Ritchie
What Is Your Ministry?   Bruce T. Marshall
Ask Someone Else   Peter Morales
Prayer for the Stubborn   Vanessa Rush Southern
The Unseen Spiritual Discipline of Administration   Sue Phillips
What We Love, We Empower   Patrick T. O'Neill
The Exceptional Moment of Our Unique Faith   Doug Zelinski
Nothing Is Static    Manish Mishra-Marzetti
Stepping Back, Moving Forward   Robert McKetchnie
Three Poisons in Leadership   Wayne Arnason
Leadership   Ned Wight
Wait   Bruce T. Marshall
Reading for the Standing Committee   Phyllis B. O'Connell
Everything in Nothing   Sue Phillips
Keep Your Dreams Alive   Hope Johnson
The Rabbis   Dan Hotchkiss
A Prayer for This Gathering   Laila Ibrahim
Spiritual Practice in Leadership   Kathleen Rolenz
Meant to Serve   Denny Davidoff
What About That Courage?   Anne Principe
Deliver Us to Evil   Annette S. Marquis
As If God Were Ther    Terry Sweetser
Tolerance for Repetition   William G. Sinkford
The Mosaic Makers   Alicia Forde
How Will You Use Your Gifts?   Don Southworth
Theology of Accompaniment   Janice Marie Johnson
Transformational Leadership   Meg Riley
Facing Fear, Trusting Love   Manish Mishra-Marzetti
Get in the Game (Show)!   Vanessa Rush Southern
We Covenant   Janice Marie Johnson
We Are the People Who Choose   Jane Rzepka
Letter to the People of the Future   John Cummins
A Blessing for Those Who Minister   Elea Kemler

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