Managing Church Conflict

"The evidence that the world cannot withstand and controvert, that God has sent Jesus into the world as its Redeemer, is in the oneness of the church. Their unity and harmony is the convincing argument. Satan is therefore constantly at work to prevent this harmony and union, that in witnessing the bickerings, strifes, and dissension, unbelievers shall become disgusted with Christianity, and fastened in unbelief and infidelity. God is dishonored by those who profess the truth while they are at variance with one another."—The Upward Look, 63.

Five Levels of Conflict:

1. Problem Fixing:

2. Self-Protection

3. Winning

4. Taking Sides

5. Destroy


Commitment to Peacemaking and Reconciliation Docoment