1. The following books will be very helpful: Speed B. Leas, Leadership and Conflict (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1982); Speed B. Leas, Moving Your Church through Conflict (Bethesda, Md.: The Alban Institute, 1985); Larry L. McSwain and William C. Treadmill, Conflict Ministry in the Church (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981).
2. Contact the consulting department at The Alban Institute, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 433 North, Bethesda, MD 20814-3341.
3. Two books are especially helpful and provide guidelines for confronting and caring for sex offenders. See Marie M. Fortune, Is Nothing Sacred? (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989); G. Lloyd Rediger, Ministry and Sexuality: Cases, Care, and Counseling (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990).
1. For further reading on systems thinking, see Ludwig von Bertalanffy, General Systems Theory (New York: George Braziller, 1968); Edwin H. Friedman, Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue (New York: Guilford Press, 1985).