Keeping the Dream Alive

Understanding and Building Congregational Morale

By Robert Dale

Keeping the Dream Alive

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  • ISBN: 9781597520324
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 12/27/2004
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

Keeping the Dream Alive

Understanding and Building Congregational Morale

By Robert Dale

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520324
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 12/27/2004
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

Every church leader knows the necessity and difficulty of maintaining and enhancing morale. Visions of service, excellent programs, and capable personnel are not enough to keep the ship of the church on course if spirit is lacking.

In 'Keeping the Dream Alive', Robert D. Dale skillfully analyzes the various factors that determine congregational morale. Using the metaphor of weather, he discusses such subjects as steering currents, seeding the clouds, prevailing winds, and long-range forecasting. The result is a book characterized by depth and practicality.

If you are struggling to keep your congregation on course in fulfilling its mission, this book will be an invaluable resource for 'Keeping the Dream Alive'.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Everything...that makes for a highly organized and effective work unit grows out of morale.

Some organizational experts describe morale issues as the "weather" of the work place. Good weather creates the setting for good ministry. Bad weather signals trouble in the organization...Church leaders need a "weather eye"...Effective organizational leaders learn to recognize, forecast, and, to some degree, shape the weather in their organizations...'Keeping the Dream Alive' stresses the crucial feature of congregational spirit and proposes a congregational climate map.

- From the Foreword

Contributors-

Robert Dale

Bio(s)-

Robert D. Dale is professor of pastoral leadership and church ministries, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. Dr. Dale has had a wide range of experience as a Baptist minister , consultant and supervisor in the Church Administration Department of the Baptist Sunday School Board, and seminary professor. He was educated at Southwest Baptist College (A.A.), Oklahoma Baptist University (B.A.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D.; Ph.D.).

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