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  • Making Your Church More Invitingby Roy M. Oswald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1992; US$ 16.00

    If you've read the book or viewed the course, now lead your church in study with this workbook approach to Alban's Inviting Church materials. Its fifteen sessions are designed to help clergy or lay leaders guide committees or study groups through a dynamic exploration of their congregation's IQ (invitation quotient). Discover how well you invite, welcome,... more...

  • Clergy Self-Careby Roy M. Oswald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 20.50

    Nationally known for his work and teaching on clergy development, Oswald integrates research and experience into a liberating perspective on the pastoral calling. Discover how imbalances in your physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual lives can destroy the very ministry you seek to carry out. Learn what you can do to restore that balance.... more...

  • New Beginningsby Roy M. Oswald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1989; US$ 16.00

    Roy Oswald, who ministers to pastors with great compassion, perceptiveness, and skill, now brings eight more years of field experience to an updated edition of "New Beginnings." Important new material includes: More wisdom about how to take care of yourself in the midst of the stress of transition...how to get clear about your role in your new parish...how... more...

  • Running Through the Thistlesby Roy M. Oswald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 8.50

    Can how you leave a church affect your feelings about leaving or create baggage you take to your new congregation? Gain insight into termination styles and how they affect both you and your parishioners. more...

  • Personality Type and Religious Leadershipby Roy M. Oswald; Otto Kroeger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1988; US$ 20.50

    Combining pastoral and behavioral science expertise, the authors spell out ways type and temperament theory illuminate the clergy role. Learn how to use the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types to recognize and affirm your gifts, work with your liabilities, and understand and accept those with whom you minister. "Being a parish pastor is a very complex... more...

  • Managing Polarities in Congregationsby Roy M. Oswald; Barry Johnson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 28.50

    An insightful and practical guide for applying polarity management to some very common congregational dilemmas. more...

  • Discerning Your Congregation's Futureby Roy M. Oswald; Jr. Robert E. Friedrich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 21.50

    Drawing on extensive consulting experience with congregations, the authors provide a step-by-step guide to congregational planning that grounds strategic planning techniques in a process of spiritual discernment. The result: members will own the vision and be eager to participate in the congregation''s calling, life, and ministry. You and your... more...

  • Beginning Ministry Togetherby Roy M. Oswald; James Heath; Ann Heath

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 22.50

    Beginning Ministry Together is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving and the time when another pastor is well settled. The message brought by Roy Oswald and colleagues Jim and Ann Heath is that this is not an impossible time to be survived only with a lot of expert help. Rather, even though the task is complex,... more...

  • The Inviting Churchby Roy M. Oswald; Speed B. Leas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1987; US$ 16.00

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  • Transforming Ritualsby Roy M. Oswald; Jean Morris Trumbauer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 16.00

    Today's rapid, deep, and pervasive changes in North American culture present myriad challenges for faith communities now and in the years ahead. Oswald explores the use of rituals as spiritually healing practices for the home, congregation, and broader community. He teaches congregational leaders how individuals and groups can use familiar new rituals... more...