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Peter Steinke is a widely recognized teacher and consultant in congregational systems, drawing on the work of the late family-systems expert Edwin Freidman. Steinke has authored several books on...

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In a well-cited academic article, Dr. Steinberg gives an overview for the benefit of both academics and congregations. He asks what Jewish tradition as reflected in the Bible, Talmud and Halacha,...

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Sofield and Juliano are teachers and trainers in leadership for Roman Catholic congregations, offering years of experience in this guide of including 30 leadership principles organized in four...

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No matter what issues or conflict may befall a congregation, worship goes on, week in, week out. Kathleen Smith, the Director of Continuing Education for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship...

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Kibbie Simmons Ruth and Karen McClintock are teachers and consultants in human sexuality issues and abuse prevention in congregations. The book deals with issues around secrecy and healthy...

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Congregational consultant and author Gil Rendle provides practical tools for congregations to manage their differences with maturity and respect. These tools are developed in response to Rendle’s...

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Poirier is a pastor and a mediator with Peacemaker Ministries. This book offers a biblically based discussion of conflict in the congregation, the role of the pastor as mediator, and principles and...

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The authors are business and management consultants and co-founders of VitalSmarts, a corporate training organization. In this secular book, they argue that the higher the stakes, the more likely...

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Based in Milwaukee and affiliated with the United States Catholic Conference, the Parish Evaluation Project, is an experienced consulting organization, serving Catholic parishes and organizations...

Thumb thriving through conflict

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Starting from the premise that church conflict is inevitable, the consultants from The Armstrong Group, a management consulting firm with a division working with pastors, creatively offer tools to...

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Lora-Ellen McKinney is the daughter of a third-generation Baptist minister and an expert in community health, social services, social justice, and education. She consults on issues of conflict and...

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Some conflicts are so deep, complex and enduring that they are not going to be ‘resolved’ or even ‘managed’ in traditional ways. In these cases, what is called for is not a third-party consultant...

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Minister Dianne Mason, J.D. is a certified Christian Conciliator and the president of One Accord Reconciliation Services. In this brief article, she addresses the problem of church conflict and the...

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The authors are practical theology professors and congregational consultants interested in the hurt and loss that undergird much congregational conflict. This book invites leaders to focus on...

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Based in the Chicago area, LMPC offers trainings and consulting in fulfillment of their mission to encourage the nonviolent transformation of conflict in relationships in homes, workplaces,...

Thumb transforming church conflict

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Pastors and seminary professors Hunsinger and Latini offer Marshall Rosenberg’s model of nonviolent communication (NVC) as a transformational strategy in ‘compassionate communication’ for church...

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Church marketing professional Richard Reising’s premise is that “Marketing is part of the infrastructure” of the church, saying “it is the steel beams that hold up the walls.” Reising defines...

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This significant chapter from Heifetz and Linsky's book, Leadership on the Line, uses case studies to address handling differences and conflict in a time of adaptive change “in a way that...

Thumb engage conflict well

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Using the image of filling a well, the first half of the booklet is devoted to the personal, interior work of preparing to address conflict. Stories, examples and scripture verses combine with...

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One of a series of publications produced by Faith Communities Today (FACT), connecting research with strategies for dealing with important issues facing US congregations. Here the authors analyze...

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