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Managing the Dynamics of Power

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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., discusses the healthy exercise of power in Church ministry and religious life and its implications for building community.

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Overview

Church ministry at any level carries a certain degree of power, or the ability to influence others. Reflecting on sources and types of power and our relationship with authority can help us exercise this power more effectively. Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., discusses the healthy exercise of power in Church ministry and religious life and its implications for building community.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore different types and sources of power inherent in priesthood, religious life and lay ministry;
  2. Identify indicators of both healthy and unhealthy uses of power; and
  3. Better understand their own relationship to the power they hold as ministers and public figures in the Church.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What kind of power accompanies my role in the Church?
  2. What is my relationship to the power I hold as a minister or public person in the Church?
  3. How might I better use my power or authority for building up the Church and my community?