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Table Of Contents

Te Current Reality
Te Disposition of Awe
Te Disposition of Awe Deformed
Introducing Functionalism
Te Human yet Spiritual Condition
Living from the Perspective of Our True Selves
Te Four Quadrants of the Formation Field
Outer mediated world formation
Human Life Dimensions
Sociohistorical dimension
Vital dimension
Functional dimension
Transcendent dimension
Pneumatic-ecclesial dimension
Te “-ism” of the Functional Dimension
A Functionalistic Orientation of Life
Lofty Ambitions Fostering Activity
Pastoral Burnout
Erosion of Social Presence
Marriage and Family Strains
Interpersonal Relationship Issues
Pastors’ Self-Esteem
Weary in Well Doing
Te One Ting Tat Is Needed
Being Versus Doing
Union Preceding Kenosis
Defning Transcendence
God’s Formative Work in You
Soul Care
Encountering Our Brokenness
Te Transcendent Crisis
Te Pattern of Crises
Passive and Active Detachment
Appreciation rather than Depreciation
Gentleness and Firmness
Privacy and Community
Social Presence
What Is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction in Community
Spiritual Formation Counseling
Congeniality
Compatibility
Compassion
Competence
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Reforming the Broken Heart of Leadership

Reforming the Broken Heart of Leadership

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Dynamic leaders are created from the inside out. They are those individuals who have discovered that their identity as leaders are found in the integrity of being a child of the creator God, rather than being shaped by their abilities, performances, and successes. This book uncovers the underlying reality of why Christian leaders stray off the path of faithfully living out their calling. Centered in the formative spirituality of Fr. Adrian van Kaam, Dr. Fred Meadows links the many anomalies of leadership to what van Kaam labels as functionalism—a self-sufficient mode of operation, initiated by internal pride that pushes us to define ourselves in terms of our accomplishments … we are what we do! Functionalism blocks our ability to see from a higher perspective and to experience transcendence. By rediscovering the ancient practices of silence, solitude, meditation on the Word (lectio divina), journaling, prayer, and practicing community, pastors, ministry leaders, and laity alike can begin the process of reforming broken leadership. Acknowledging their souls as well as their abilities, leaders are able to renew and reconnect with their calling, and minister out of the overflow of God’s presence, while maintaining a healthy and dynamic inner life that fosters being conformed to the image and life of Jesus Christ.
Dynamic leaders are created from the inside out. They are those individuals who have discovered that their identity as leaders are found in the integrity of being a child of the creator God, rather than being shaped by their abilities, performances, and successes. This book uncovers the underlying reality of why Christian leaders stray off the path of faithfully living out their calling. Centered in the formative spirituality of Fr. Adrian van Kaam, Dr. Fred Meadows links the many anomalies of leadership to what van Kaam labels as functionalism—a self-sufficient mode of operation, initiated by internal pride that pushes us to define ourselves in terms of our accomplishments … we are what we do! Functionalism blocks our ability to see from a higher perspective and to experience transcendence. By rediscovering the ancient practices of silence, solitude, meditation on the Word (lectio divina), journaling, prayer, and practicing community, pastors, ministry leaders, and laity alike can begin the process of reforming broken leadership. Acknowledging their souls as well as their abilities, leaders are able to renew and reconnect with their calling, and minister out of the overflow of God’s presence, while maintaining a healthy and dynamic inner life that fosters being conformed to the image and life of Jesus Christ.

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