Conflict Resolution Resources

How to Resolve Conflict

Studies indicate that few of us resolve conflict well. Most often when conflicts arise, we tend to react negatively rather than respond in ways that honor God and resolve the conflict. Read article

Conflict Resolution in Relationships

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Conflict Resolution in Relationships

Al addresses that all relationships experience conflict. Four common mistakes in dealing with conflict are 1) a defensive attitude, 2) criticalness, 3) contempt, and 4) withdrawl. Read article

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Five Styles of Handling Conflict Power Points

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren (wives, husbands, co-workers, neighbors, church people, etc.) to dwell together in unity.”(Psalms 133:1). Check out this Power Point on handling conflict. See PowerPoint (pdf)

Five Styles of Handling Conflict Inventory

Use this Conflict Inventory to find out which style of Conflict categorizes you the best. Take inventory

Five Styles of Handling Conflict Notes

Use these notes alongside the Inventory and the Power Point resources dealing with Conflict Styles. Read notes

Five Styles of Handling Conflict Diagram

Use this diagram alongside the Inventory and the Power Point resources dealing with Conflict Styles. See diagram

Ten Proven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Conflict is whenever two or more individuals disagree or become offended. Use the Power Point Resource to find out the 10 proven steps to resolving those disagreements or offenses. See PowerPoint (pdf)

How to Resolve a Grievance

It happens more than we'd like to admit: Christians unable to resolve conflict with one another, causing hurtful strife and strained or dissolved friendships. Sadly, most of the time our conflicts do not need to come to this extreme point when all that is needed is effective communication. This article provides some practical steps to take if you are experiencing grievances in your organization. Read article

Crisis or Conflict? Don't Look for Allies!

During times of conflict in life, an ally might sound like the type of person you would want in your corner. However, allies will not always deliver the tough messages you might need to hear. Read on for ways to ensure you find the good friends that will look out for your well being during these difficult seasons. Read article

Why Do Pastors Get Fired?

It's not something we like to talk about, but it happens all the time: Pastors getting fired. Sometimes it happens because of wrongdoing on the part of the pastor, but sometimes it happens when everything seems to be going well. What contributes to this? How can pastors prevent it from happening to them? Read article

How to Resolve Conflict

Here's a tip: Print this article. Make a couple copies. Keep one copy at work and one copy at home. Pull it out when you're stuck in a disagreement, and follow the steps. These ten steps have stood the test of time. They promote rational dialogue, maintain respect and dignity, while producing a God-honoring outcome to any conflict in your life. Read article

When Sheep Bite

While the life of a pastor can be filled with the greatest joys as well as the deepest sorrows. The greatest heartbreak a pastor can experience is when his own flock turns against him. Unfortunately, this is an all-too common occurence. In this article, Al discusses some ways to handle these difficult seasons. Read article

Journeying On

Pastors are staying in position for shorter durations these days, which prevents a host of issues to consider when the time comes to move on. The circumstances, the congregation and of course, God's will. This article helps determine the best course of action for your particular situation. Read article

Together or Separate

Sometimes, conflicts in ministry help develop us and ultimately make us stronger and more focused. Other times, it is better to go separate ways for the sake of peers and the ministry. So how do you decide? Al has some guidelines that will help. Read article