Insights Into: Congregational Conflict

by Carl Dudley, Theresa Zingery, David Breeden. Faith Communities Today.


Part of a series produced by Faith Communities Today, this article analyzes the results of two surveys on the subject of congregational conflict.


charts, graphs, sources of congregational conflict, reflection questions, preparing and managing conflict, conflict management styles, additional resource list

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Encourage congregational leaders to seek additional information relating to conflict and resolution by sharing the list of resources.
  • Gain a qualitative understanding of the sources and outcomes of congregational conflict after reading this article.

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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