Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict

by George Bullard Jr. Chalice Press, 2008.


This book reveals how congregations can deal with conflict in a healthy way that will promote growth, offering plans for action and accountability while identifying various "intensities of conflict."


bullet-point coaching insights for individual or group reflection, space for reflection, plans for action and accountability

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy, lay leaders, planning teams, and board member


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Frame conflict as a positive catalyst towards growth and change by identifying your congregation's intensity of conflict and forming a corresponding response.
  • Create a plan for action and accountability with congregational leaders in order to deal with conflict strategically and head-on.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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