An Introduction to Family Systems Thinking with Pastor Jim Duehring

September 23, 2021 - 19:00

An Introduction to Family Systems Thinking with Pastor Jim Duehring, Assistant to the Bishop/Director for Evangelical Mission
Thursday, September 23 (1 session) from 7-8:30 pm ET / 6-7:30 pm CT
Materials needed for this class:  none
Class syllabus coming in September

Ever notice how group dynamics can become very emotional?  Dr. Murray Bowen first suggested that the emotional functioning of groups is similar to the emotional dynamics of families.  Learn about the importance of non-anxious presence in groups and how to think about “seeing the big picture.”  Learn how Rabbi Edwin Friedman, a student of Dr. Bowen, suggested that church leaders are simultaneously in three family systems:  their own personal family, the families within a congregation, and the congregation as a family unit.


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