What To Do When… A Fight Breaks Out

Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian. Video. 15 Minutes. Church-Talk TV, 2013.

These two video discussions suggest how to avoid congregational conflict and what to do when conflict arises.


discussion handout

Best For

clergy and lay leaders from any faith tradition


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Suggested Uses

  • Identify the four types of personalities that are likely to create conflict in a congregation and learn strategies to confront each personality type.
  • Minimize the impact of conflict by (1) adopting a Biblical approach to conflict management, (2) developing a congregational covenant and (3) establishing a conflict and reconciliation team.

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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