Have you ever wondered why there is so often conflict in the church? On the surface, you would think that those who come together for a common purpose of worship and serving Jesus would all get a long, but its often not that way. One reason is I think we underestimate the impact of people gathering together for that singular goal and expected to get along, but in reality often we gather with people who we might not necessarily interact with in any other setting. In this podcast episode from BYQ I want to look a bit deeper at the origins of conflict, but also talk about how there is value in conflict. I have some excellent help in having that conversation today. Over a year ago I interviewed pastor Steve Kerhoulus on gauging the right time to leave a church. We titled that podcast, Should I Stay or Should I Go. You can go back in our website and listen to that again here. Well, Steve is back and together we’re going to have a good talk we believe will be of tremendous help to you on the subject of conflict. We will certainly try to get a long as we have this conversation.
Many pastors and ministry workers struggle in relationships with colleagues who share their passion for the gospel. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of team or staff situations where two people or two families, both committed to the same mission, READ MORE
What is better than resolving conflict? Avoiding conflict! Or at least seeing conflict as healthy to the strength of your church. In our last podcast interview we talked to Ken Sande, of Peacemaker Ministry about the value and importance of bringing about resolution to conflict. In his 30 years in this ministry, Ken also discovered principles and lessons that he placed in his toolbox to start a new ministry, called Relational Wisdom 360.
I am sure you can identify with these following comments: I wish I was preaching more. If only I could take on more responsibility, I would be happier. I wish the board would let me start that ministry program. Even if you are not a pastor or in ministry you have longed to do something that fits your gifts better, or to find what we are going to define today as your sweet spot.