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1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States


The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Events (Archive)

Video Lecture: "The Balancing Act: The Congregation As A Healthy Emotional System"

Seattle Presbytery

From Los Ranchos Presbytery: 

Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke speaks about church leadership, the church as an emotional system, and the qualities of healthy congregations. 

Exercising healthy leadership in the church will generate resistance and anxiety. How leaders deal with that resistance and anxiety. How leaders deal with that resistance and anxiety is central to their capacity to lead. 

Peter Steinke illustrates the qualities of healthy churches through stories and concept development. Those qualities include: 

  • purposeful
  • manage conflict
  • always work on clarity
  • energized in mood and tone
  • mature
  • accept differences
  • foster healing capacities
  • foster gratitude