What to do when your church experiences divisions and conflicts? Here are resources to help you get perspective and develop a strategy for reconciliation.
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About four in ten pastors (38%) say they left a pastoral position due in part to conflict. The harsh initial feelings and residual hurts are not easily assuaged, and many pastors move on because of it. This survey shows the impact on pastors and leaders
Churches are natural nesting places for damaged people, so the church is inevitably called upon to manage high levels of anxiety. In circumstances where many other groups would say, “We’re just not putting up with this sort of behaviour,” and would expel the person who is seen as the source of disruption, Christian fellowships will typically be reluctant to do so.
After fourteen years of experience one church consultant and conflict specialist declared, “I have not yet been in a church that has a decent set of understandings of how to deal with differences when they arise”