Managing Church Conflict

It is no wonder that so many thoughtful Christians avoid church con- flicts like the plagues of Egypt . The question is not whether Christians fight or even whether Christians fight dirty . The question is whether church conflicts can ...

Author: Hugh F. Halverstadt

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664251854

Category: Religion

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This instructive, useful book, which can be used as a model for addressing ministries, church systems, and other non-profit organizations in conflict, offers ways of constraining those who act as antagonists and ways of collaborating with opponents.
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Managing Conflict in the Local Church

receive worship when people in the church have a conflict with another. Jesus asked us to leave our gift at the altar, and go and be reconciled to whomever we are in conflict with and then after that, return and make our offering.

Author: Charles Rodney Free

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479762712

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Charles Rodney Free discovered that in California, there were 5,000 churches that had at any given time, passed through a serious controversy between their members and the pastor in the preceding six months (Barnas Survey). The level of tithes and offerings was way down below the previous years. Numbers of pastors were dismissed. Almost none of the pastors had ever had any training in the management of conflict in the local church. Bishop Free offers you his know-how on managing conflict in the local church. Learn now how to protect your ministry and your future.
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Church Conflict

What was gained, both in the relationship and in a breakthrough in the conflict? Notes CHAPTER TWELVE C OLLABORATION Labor is part ... Hugh F. Halverstadt, Managing Church Conflict (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1991), pp. 14968.

Author: Charles H. Cosgrove

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9780687081523

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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If church is like a family, it fights like one too! As in any family, conflict in the church family is natural and inevitable. But the way the church family handles its fights can make or break ministry. By using stories and examples of real problems at actual churches, Cosgrove and Hatfield have applied family-systems theory to help us identify the hidden structural boundaries in any group relationship. They show how the dynamics and 'family rules' operating in the informal family-like church system powerfully influence how church members relate to each other.
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Managing Conflict Creatively 30th Anniversary Edition

On the mission field relationship building is especially critical for a true partnership between church and mission. In managing church-mission conflicts, missionaries should seek to: 1. Develop a personal relationship with national ...

Author: Donald C. Palmer

Publisher: William Carey Publishing

ISBN: 9781645083474

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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What does the Bible say about conflict resolution? Nobody likes conflict, especially when both parties are “part of the same team.” Unresolved conflict can lead to missionary attrition, but healthy conflict-resolution can be a wonderful growth opportunity, leading to problem-solving and team-building. In Managing Conflict Creatively, Dr. Palmer first introduces the dynamics of conflict and the common styles of conflict management. After providing a Biblical background, he then identifies types of conflict and how to develop conflict management skills, specifically in cross-cultural situations. Lose your fear of conflict as you walk through case studies, engage in discussion questions, and learn to: Identify the stages of conflict and steps of healthy problem solving Encourage healthy conflict resolution in its early stages Identify your personal conflict style and the characteristics of an effective moderator Overreact less amid conflict Consciously choose a conflict-resolution style tailored to each situation Disagree well and resolve conflicts and misunderstandings without harming your witness Manage conflict in positive ways that foster growth and collaboration This manual is intended to serve as a teaching tool and a study guide for cross-cultural conflict management courses in Bible colleges, mission organizations, and churches. Thirty years after its original publication, this practical, Bible-centered approach to the dynamics of conflict and conflict management in cross-cultural situations remains relevant, both abroad and in today’s hybrid cities.
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Church Conflict

But, knowing the human condition and being a student of history and organizations, one cannot assume that conflicts will ever be resolved to such an extent that no conflict will arise again. The goal of managing conflict is appropriate, ...

Author: Norma Cook Everist

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426788123

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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You love your work. You love the people--most of the time. They respect you, most of the time. You work together with colleagues, staff, and laity, with energy and enthusiasm, most of the time. But then something goes wrong: a word spoken in anger, a misunderstanding, and things turn sour. What do you do? How do you deal with conflict, whether it be long or short-term, low or high intensity? Conflict is a part of the human predicament, yet it need not define or control your ministry. This book is designed to help the reader ask certain key questions about the nature and scope of the conflict they are experiencing and, based on the answers to those questions, move beyond conflict. The author lays out the variety of responses to conflict, running the gamut from avoidance to accommodation to compromise to collaboration. Written with the real needs of congregations in mind, this book will serve as a reliable guide to all who wish to move through conflict into a more effective and authentic fulfillment of their calling.
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Transforming Pastoral Leadership

See Lewis, Resolving Church Conflicts, 12; Bossart, Creative Conflict, 34; Halverstadt, Managing Church Conflict, 27; Leas and Kittlaus, Church Fights, 43; and Gangel and Canine, Communication and Conflict, 131–32. 465.

Author: Quentin P. Kinnison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532600289

Category: Religion

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For many congregations, change creates discomfort. Pastoral leaders are often expected to be experts who manage and control realities beyond their expertise, experience, and ability. That expectation, a product of modern approaches to leadership, views the pastor as responsible for maintaining the status quo. Transforming Pastoral Leadership responds to this context by challenging readers to rediscover key biblical themes around the shepherding metaphor as well as key theological themes steeped in our historical faith narratives. Readers are challenged to consider the origins of our dominant leadership practices and to reconsider how Christ's preeminence as the leader of his church requires us to reconstruct leadership practices that are faithful to his preeminence. To assist congregations, Transforming Pastoral Leadership suggests two processes that might help congregations discern God's missional promptings as they move forward into God's future and experience conflict as opportunities for transformation.
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When Church Conflict Happens

"I enthusiastically endorse this book and welcome it as a valuable addition to the growing stable of peacemaking resources!

Author: Michael Hare

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802496836

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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You Don’t Have to Dread Conflict Every church will experience conflict at some point. But it doesn’t have to destroy you. In fact, conflict can be an incredible opportunity, if you know how to seize it. Unfortunately, very few churches use the opportunity well, but your church can. Michael Hare, PhD, has been helping churches recover (and even grow) from conflict for over 20 years, and now he can help you too. Learn: how to recognize healthy and unhealthy conflicts what the five levels of conflict are and why they matter how to design an action plan that will succeed how to prevent unhealthy conflict before it begins With copious case studies and practical tools, you’ll find it’s surprisingly manageable to develop these new skills. Learn to lead confidently in the face of conflict and invest in your church’s future today. PLUS! Additional Resources in the back include: Conflict management Style Survey Conflict Assessment Tools Interview Questions for Assessing Conflict and more! "I enthusiastically endorse this book and welcome it as a valuable addition to the growing stable of peacemaking resources!" KEN SANDE Author of the Peacemaker and Founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360 "Few things break God’s heart more, and cause the hosts of hell to rejoice more, than conflict among His followers. My friend Mike Hare is well-qualified to prepare church leaders with practical intervention strategies (brought to life by case stories) that enable us to anticipate, analyze, and resolve conflict, moving step-by-step through processes that result in unity and blessing." DR. WESS STAFFORD President Emeritus, Compassion International Author of Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute
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The Folly of Preaching

So, for example, in Church Conflicts: The Hidden Systems Behind Church Fights, Cosgrove and Hatfield draw on family systems therapy.1 Hugh Halverstadt, in Managing Church Conflict, draws on various principles of organizational dynamics ...

Author: Michael P. Knowles

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802824653

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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The Folly of Preaching contains a wealth of theoretical and practical insights into preaching from some of today's best-known preachers, scholars, and homiletics teachers. Many of these contributions derive their inspiration from Paul's letters to the church at Corinth, in which the apostle vigorously defends both the message of the gospel and his own manner of proclaiming it. Several of the twelve exemplary sermons rounding out The Folly of Preaching continue reflecting on the key theme of grace amid weakness and need, expounding passages from Paul's Corinthian correspondence. Of all the current preaching books available, few come close to the compilation here of eminent figures in contemporary preaching. Contributors: Elizabeth R. Achtemeier Charles G. Adams Donna E. Allen John L. Bell David G. Buttrick Tony Campolo Stephen C. Farris John N. Gladstone Edwina Hunter Michael P. Knowles Cleophus J. LaRue Thomas G. Long Martin E. Marty Haddon W. Robinson John R. W. Stott Diane McLellan Walker
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Church Planting from the Ground Up

Growing Pains : Managing Conflict Tom Jones & Mike Decker extended periods of sleep . In order to get her to sleep , you had to hold her in exactly the right position and if you changed that position , even to breathe , she let you know ...

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899004903

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories, practical ideas, and real-world experiences. Book jacket.
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Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution in the Church

For instance , the Parish is a part of the particular church , not an autonomous entity ; the diocesan Bishop who leads that church has authority over the pastor of each parish thereino . “ In each particular church its Bishop is the ...

Author: Ebere Peter Okpaleke

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093004152

Category: Conflict management

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