|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250).
|| Part 1 : Life cycle of a firestorm -- Phase 1 : Sparks -- Phase 2 - Sparks igniting a firestorm -- Phase 3 : Firestorm in full fury -- Phase 4 : Consuming winds -- Phase 5 : The final burn -- Phase 6 : Rebuilding on burnt timbers -- Part 2 : Causes of a firestorm -- TRIM : The pastor's four pillars of strength -- Social pyromaniac madness : Understanding family and psycho-social needs -- Identifying common causes -- Fire from the abyss -- Fire from on high -- Part 3 : Fighting a firestorm -- Fighting fire with fire : Actions the board can take -- Bold spiritual leadership -- Actions the pastor can take -- How followers can lead : Actions the church can take -- Stopping the hot wind from hell -- Firestorm consultants -- Part 4 : Out of the ashes -- Assessing the damage -- The church's responsibility to the pastor -- Care for badly burned pastors -- Self-help for badly burned pastors : Guarding your heart -- Self-help for badly burned pastors : Rebuilding -- Care for badly burned churches -- The intentional interim pastor -- Coming forth as gold.
|| "The word evokes a powerful image of the destructive forces at work when churches are overcome by conflict. Ron Susek, who has firsthand experience of the lasting effects of church controversy and has ministered to churches in turmoil, traces the stages through which conflicts generally pass and provides practical suggestions for dealing with each phase. The book also includes a plan of action."--Back cover.
"Firestorm : preventing and overcoming church conflicts."
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