Required Readings

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Readings are assigned for particular sessions.

1. Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, Goleman, Boyatzis, McKee, HBS Press, 2002.

2. In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life, Michelle Heyne, Ascension Press, 2011 

3. Fill All Things: The Dynamics of Spirituality in the Parish Church, Robert A. Gallagher 2008, Ascension Press (read all with focus on understanding the four core frameworks and material on Pages 15 – 16,  50 – 51, 107 – 121, 142 – 156, 205 - 206   

4. In Your Holy Spirit: Shaping the Parish Through Spiritual Practice, Robert A. Gallagher 2011, Ascension Press  

5. Survey Feedback    

6. Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times, Alban, 2006, Peter L. Steinke 

7. Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict, Esther de Wall, Liturgical Press. (Read chapters 2-5)

8. The Nearness of God: Parish Ministry as Spiritual Practice, Julia Gatta, Morehouse Publ, 2010.

9. Pastoral Theology: A Reorientation, Martin Thornton, SPCK, 1961 Available from he Episcopal Bookstore in Seattle.  [Was also issued by Cowley as The Heart of the Parish: Theology of the Remnant, 1989.] Chapters 2 through 8 and 18 through 22.

10. The Corporate Culture: Survival Guide, Edgar Schein, Jossey – Bass, San Francisco, 1999. Preface, Chapters 1 – 4 and 9.

11. Interventions: Methods and Processes for Building Healthier Parishes, Michelle Heyne & Robert Gallagher, Ascension Press, 2014    

Vol 1 Contents: Theology of the Parish Church, Intervention Considerations, First Interventions, Congregational Options

Vol 2  Contents: Shaping the Parish through Spiritual Practice, the Parish as a System, Stages of Development Models, Covert Processes, Congregational Development and the Diocese

NOTE: Not be available until 2014. A PDF will be made available to participants with a draft of the sections needed for work on the developmental initiatives (interventions/projects).

12. Booklets from Consulting Psychologist Press (CPP). 

  • Introduction to Type and Emotional Intelligence, Roger R. Pearman, CPP 
  • In the Grip: Understanding Type, Stress and the Inferior Function, Naomi L. Quenk, CPP 
  • Introduction to Type and Conflict, Killen & Murphy , CPP
  • Introduction to the FIRO-B Instrument, Waterman and Rogers, CPP

 13. Shared Leadership 

 14. Pastoral Leadership Today


The most direct sources for the readings

-Episcopal bookstore
-MBTI booklets
-FIRO B booklets

-On web site 
     Shared Leadership    Survey Feedback    Pastoral Leadership Today