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Principled Ministry

A Guidebook for Catholic Church Leaders

ISBN13: 9781594712630

ISBN10: 1594712638

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

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  • Thirty years of prominence in the promotion and development of effective Church leadership culminate in this latest book by Loughlan Sofield, S.T., and Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J. More than a “how-to” leadership guide Principled Ministry offers real-life examples of principled ministers who are serving the Catholic Church and invites readers to incorporate these disciplines into their own leadership style. Expanding on The Collaborative Leader, their foundational work on collaborative ministry, these bestselling authors offer thirty principles for effective, spiritually healthy, mission-focused ministry. These disciplines include:

    • Set boundaries
    • Facilitate, don’t dominate
    • Think developmentally
    • Be comfortable with conflict
    • Avoid ambiguity

    Sofield and Juliano present real-world stories, compelling commentary, and follow-up exercises that reinforce and help the reader apply what has been learned. Arranged into five chapters, the principles are explored in light of the best servant-leadership theory and praxis and situated within a variety of contexts and ministerial settings in the Catholic Church.

  • Carroll Juliano

    Carroll Juliano, S.H.C J., is a member of the leadership team of the American Province of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. Carroll is an award-winning author and conducts workshops throughout the world. She served as an advisor and consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Women in Society and in the Church. She is the coauthor of Collaboration, Building Community, and Facing Forgiveness.

    Loughlan Sofield

    Br. Loughlan Sofield, S.T., a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, is senior editor of Human Development magazine. He has taught and presented in over three hundred dioceses on six continents. Sofield is coauthor or author of a number of award-winning books on collaboration, com­munity, forgiveness, and other topics related to psychology and ministry, including Collaboration, Building Community, and Facing Forgiveness.

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