A practical guide for church leaders looking to prevent pastoral malpractice and manage accusations.
Good spiritual leadership is vital to the health of a church.
This book is designed to help church leaders draw lines between abuse and normal, appropriate pastoral care, such as warning, admonition and discipline. It will help them to prevent pastoral malpractice as well as to manage accusations, whether they turn out to be false or well-founded.
The author team behind this book bring many years of pastoral experience, as well as wisdom and training in the area of abuse within the church.
This book is for
– Those struggling to navigate this hazardous landscape
– Church leaders working through these issues
– Churches seeking to create a healthy Christian community
1. Spiritual Abuse and Scripture
2. Healthy Church Culture
3. Abusive Church Culture
4. Trauma and those who Suffer
5. Developing Healthy Procedures
6. Media and Abuse
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I pray that this book will help us, by God’s grace, to prevent the trauma of abuse by and of pastors from ever occurring in the culture of our churches but also to handle this sin in a healthier way, with the godly seriousness it deserves, when it does rear its ugly, gospel–denying head.
This book is full of practical advice on creating a church culture that is healthy, positive and safe. I’m especially pleased to see it coming from the independent church community, but there is valuable guidance here for churches more widely.
Blending biblical depth, theological orthodoxy, gospel conviction, and pastoral concern, the authors navigate a field often dismissed by conservative evangelicals for miring itself in therapeutic language. … the love for the bride of Christ is obvious from start to finish.