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Resolving & Managing Conflict in the Church is easier said than done. Most people are easily deceived into believing that church is only a place of peace. Surely between singing, bible study, encouraging words, and prayers, the church is conflict free!!! But then you actually get to know people and sooner or later a conflict slaps you out of your heaven on earth into reality.
The church is a unique environment: part business, part family, with blurred communication lines of community. This blurring of boundaries is often the cause of conflict within the church and means we have an even higher call to understand, manage and resolve conflict within the church.
I will share a few helpful tools/best practices to help manage and resolve church conflict. Pastor’s try to avoid conflict, but can not escape conflict.
I will discuss:
- Interpersonal Conflict
- Understanding When It Happens
- Why It Happens
- How to Work Through It
- Church Bridge Builders