Organizing God's Work: Challenges For Churches And Synagogues

Hardcover | December 15, 1998

byMargaret Harris

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This book provides an organizational perspective on the local congregations of Christian and Jewish churches and synagogues. It will meet the need of those who work in congregations--clergy and lay people alike--for an accessible, non-judgmental analysis of the day-to-day work challenges they face. It will also fill a gap in the literature of four academic fields: social policy and administration; non-profit and voluntary-sector management; the sociology of religion; and organizational behavior.

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This book provides an organizational perspective on the local congregations of Christian and Jewish churches and synagogues. It will meet the need of those who work in congregations--clergy and lay people alike--for an accessible, non-judgmental analysis of the day-to-day work challenges they face. It will also fill a gap in the litera...

Margaret Harris is Assistant Director at the Center for Voluntary Organization in the London School of Economics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.88 × 5.64 × 0.92 inPublished:December 15, 1998Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0312215010

ISBN - 13:9780312215019

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments * Part I: Organizing Congregations * Local Churches and Synagogues * Cause for Concern: Emerging Organizational Issues * Three Churches and a Synagogue: Four Case Congregations * Part II: Challenges for Congregations * Mission Impossible? Choosing Goals and Implementing Them * King Pin or Facilitator? The Ambiguous Role of Ministers of Religion * Willing Spirits? The Position of Lay Staff and Volunteers * Taking things Gradually? Change, Growth and Organizational Structures * Serving a Useful Purpose? Dilemmas of Caring * Part III: Congregations in Perspective * An Organizational Perspective on Congregations * A Public Policy Perspective on Congregations * Appendix: Research Approach and Fieldwork * Notes * Glossary * Bibliography * Index

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This is an important and timely book, with a wealth of information for scholars, policy analysts, and institutional practicioners themselves. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly