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ERIC Number: ED482368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55833-292-8
Learners and Leaders: A Spirituality for Board Members.
McKinney, Mary Benet
The church board movement began to take shape in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church in the early 1970s. This booklet offers board members many suggestions for continual spiritual growth or formation within the context of their governance role, ensuring that the institution is living out its mission, and that their decisions reflect specifically that mission and the Gospel. The booklet states that an organization's greatest source of strength is personal strength: the character, courage, determination, knowledge, and the skills of the individual members of the organization. It states that this theory applies to boards, commissions, and councils of Catholic education. Following the "Foreword" and "Introduction," the booklet is divided into eight chapters: (1) "The Call to Minister"; (2) "Defining Spirituality"; (3) "A Church Model of Decision Making"; (4) "A Spirituality that Supports the Model"; (5) "Discerning Membership"; (6) "Group Behavior"; (7) "Prayer as an Integral Part of Meetings"; (8) "Nurturing the Spirit"; and "Some Final Thoughts." (BT)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.