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Finding Our Story: Narrative Leadership and Congregational Change (Narrative Leadership Collection)

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Helping a community of faith 're-vision' its personal and collective narratives is one of the greatest leadership challenges of the age. In Finding Our Story, Larry Golemon, lead researcher of the Alban Institute's Narrative Leadership in Ministry project, has assembled essays by congregational consultants who use the power of story to help congregations heal, strengthen, ...more
Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published January 31st 2010 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2010)
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John Lucy
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
As Gil Rendle says in chapter 2, “How Do Stories Work?”, “Stories engage people deeply because they tell people what is already known, or already hoped for, but not readily apparent because the truth, or the possibility of the truth, has not surfaced to conscious awareness.” So how exactly do we use stories as leaders?

Perhaps the most intriguing lesson in these essays is a reflection on Numbers 13 by Susan Beaumont in chapter five, when the Israelite scouts declare the Promised Land full of gian
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Kate Davis
Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning about how to find, craft, and tell the narrative of their community; this is fantastic in both theory and application, all while remaining rooted in context and place.

I read the intro by Golemon and thought, "This is nothing new or unknown," and let it sit on my desk for months. Finally returned to it this fall, and the chapters are rich and thoughtful. Going to try to narrow down 1 chapter for staff training and 1 chapter for participant learni
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