Killing the Clergy Softly – Congregational conflict, job loss and depression An interesting article by David Briggs.
There are several key steps to action in conflict scenarios. Create SpaceAfter a conflict has erupted the first thing to do is to create space to deal with it well. Negotiate a cease-fire. In this space spend some time agreeing … Read More »
While travelling interstate this last week, I met with a pastor who was seeking to facilitate a time of healing in his church which had been through a difficult time. Conflict and hurt can be profoundly painful for Christian … Read More »
If you have been involved in a church or organisational process of consultation or facilitation you may have identified tense or broken relationships which are preventing you from contributing fully and effectively to managing or resolving the issues. You may … Read More »
Divided by conflict Bound together by conflict 1. Conflict viewed as wrong, sinful, sign of not caring, something to avoid at all costs. Some may be reluctant to disagree with those they like or respect. It is avoided. 1. Conflict … Read More »
What is mediation? Mediation is a facilitated process for dealing with interpersonal conflicts. It is conciliatory rather than adversarial in nature. Mediation is based on trust and encourages honest open communication and collaboration to reach an outcome which as far … Read More »
“Making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3), as individual members and as the body of Christ, before God, we commit that: In our thoughts, we will Accept conflict Acknowledge together … Read More »
Christian churches are dynamic communities with strong values and beliefs. They are concerned with the transformation of individuals lives, with creating community and engaging the society around them. They are made up of volunteers who come from very different walks … Read More »
This 1 page article or handout has been prepared for leaders serving churches in times of conflict. It is a partner handout to Preparing for Confict and Restoring Community.