This book seeks to provide a way for pastors and other leaders to work together to get themselves emotionally unstuck and to help their congregations as systems get unstuck. Because many of our smaller problems are a product of the current paradigm shift, this book strives also to use ideas about problem-solving from Brief Systemic Therapy to shed light on the implications of this paradigm shift for our communities of faith. It urges our leaders to anticipate the birth of churches and synagogues that reflect the new paradigm and to guide us to learn the role of midwife. This book first asks: What is the nature of systemic problems in which we get stuck? And then: What is the nature of the solutions that get us unstuck? The other key question: What is the nature of leadership
for our times that can best help us get our churches unstuck while keeping leaders emotionally healthy?