Item description for Managing Conflict in the Church by David W. Kale...
Overview Unresolved conflict can be disastrous for your church and its members. Form minor personality conflicts to no holds barred power struggles, the causes of conflict are as diverse as the individuals in the pews. Learn to manage conflict by Identifying the warning signs Identifying the levels of conflict Understanding and implementing the rules of fair fighting Fine tuning your communication skills Learning to mediate conflict Sharpening negotiation skills You can prepare yourself to handle the variety of conflicts you are certain to encounter. By understanding its fundamental nature, you can use conflict to strengthen and energize your church.
Publishers Description A music minister resigns from his church because several board members threaten to have him removed if he doesn't return to a traditional worship style. Several people stop tithing in protest when their church decides to spend money on a new gym rather than a new fellowship hall. As a church starts a second service to accommodate their growing congregation, thirty members leave because they want to start a new building project instead. The consequences of unresolved conflict in the church are disastrous. A small argument can grow into a tug-of-war that rips the church apart. From personality conflicts to power politics, the causes of discord in the church are as diverse as the people involved in them. But you can handle the variety of conflicts that you encounter daily if you have a fundamental understanding of the nature of conflict. Managing Conflict in the Church will help you recognize the roots of conflict, develop communication skills to manage conflict, and even learn to transform conflict from an affliction to an asset.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 14, 2003
Publisher Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
ISBN 0834119374 ISBN13 9780834119376
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More About David W. Kale
Professor of Communcation, Mount Vernon Nazarene University