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Based on the Center for Congregation's inquiry on congregational conflict, the Conflict in Congregations Special Report is intended to help lay and clergy leaders understand the nature and dynamics...

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The grandfather of literature and consulting on church conflict, Speed Leas, conceived five ‘levels’ of congregational conflict and how to recognize and respond to each. They begin with low-level...

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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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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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The title grabs the attention of readers to address what Bullard says is “the number one growth industry of Christian congregations: conflict.” George Bullard is an experienced ministry coach and...

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Speed Leas’ seminal work on the five levels of conflict in a congregation is clearly summarized in a short article by Michelle Heyne and Robert Gallagher. Leas, a well-known teacher and...

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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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Warring factions that vie for control. A community conflict that bled into the congregation and estranged long-time members. Lingering resentments over a clergy-parish conflict. If your...

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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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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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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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This is the third edition of the work of Ken Sande, a lawyer, Christian conciliator and president of Peacemaker Ministries. His four-part biblical peacemaking method forms the outline of the book:...

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Congregations and congregational leaders interested in understanding the genesis and impact of change and conflict within their communities will benefit from the research of David Brubaker,...

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JustPeace is a United Methodist organization offering training and education in peacemaking, conflict resolution and restorative justice through consulting, workshops, and a website. They describe...

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W. Craig Gilliam, director of The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness for the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, works with churches that are experiencing conflict. His...

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