Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict


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by Kenneth Haugk. Tebunah Ministries, 2013.

You’ve tried every tool in your conflict resolution toolbox, but the problem persists. According to Stephen Ministries founder and director, Haugk, it may be time to consider whether you have an antagonist in your midst. Also known as bullies, antagonists thrive when congregations fail to confront their unacceptable behavior. If unchecked, antagonists can even jeopardize the congregation’s long-term health and ministry. In this updated classic, readers will find information, insights and tools to address this type of difficult person. Learn how to identify antagonists using the Red Flags checklist. Gain understanding and guidance from scripture and real-life examples. Then develop a whole-team strategy for taking control. A free, {{5-minute introductory video | http://www.stephenministries.org/books/default.cfm/1587?mnbmb=1}} can help with an initial evaluation. The {{Antagonists in the Church Study Guide | http://www.stephenministries.org/On_Line_Store/viewitem.cfm?ItemID=30}} paves the way for leader solidarity. Although the material addresses churches, it is readily accessible to any group experiencing antagonists.

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