The church as a source of conflict

The church as a source of conflict

I was 22 years old. It was my first day as the new pastor of youth, education, and music, and this was my first pastoral staff meeting ever. I had no idea what to expect. I came to the... Read More »
Conflict with myself

Conflict with myself

There are two kinds of people in this life: Those who struggle with sin and know it and those who struggle with sin and don’t know it. The first kind of person is, in some ways, much... Read More »
Conflicted

Conflicted

I like order. I like it when things go the way they are supposed to go. I generally don’t enjoy confrontation, nor do I like chaos. For the most part I am a rule keeper, mainly... Read More »
Conflict with the Church

Conflict with the Church

We continue our thoughts on conflict in the church. We’ve talked about conflict with staff, or the main board, and now we approach the issue of conflict with individuals in the... Read More »
Conflict with the Board

Conflict with the Board

Over the years in my role as a pastoral coach and church consultant , I’ve visited many churches and met often with groups of pastors, and the most frequently asked question, whether... Read More »
Resolving Conflict (part 2)

Resolving Conflict (part 2)

Over the last couple of days, I have asserted that when Christians fail to resolve conflict, usually one or both parties in the conflict have failed to communicate, compromise, or... Read More »
Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

Last time we talked about irresolvable conflict, and I asserted that three things (not an exhaustive list) can contribute to destructive conflict if left festering and unchecked: a... Read More »
When Conflict Seems Irresolvable

When Conflict Seems Irresolvable

Is there really such a thing as an irresolvable conflict? First let me say that I think almost every conflict between two committed followers of Jesus ought to be able to find... Read More »
Conflict in General

Conflict in General

It’s a fact of life that wherever two or three are gathered together, there will be conflict. Below are some general principles about conflict that have worked well in the... Read More »
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

Conflict happens. But there is something proactive that we as pastors can do. We can do some mood management to promote joy and grace as centerpieces of the church. See what you think... Read More »
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