Conflict & Crisis
How to handle differences within the church wisely and well.
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How one church responded to an unexpected encounter with mental illness.
How to stop unhealthy conflict from sneaking into your ministry.
Shepherding sometimes means loving discipline.
Erwin McManus on how being "naked and unashamed" led to new faith, new life, and new believers.
How my church's violent neighborhood led us to discover the power of lament.
11 practical tips for ministering to those suffering domestic violence.
When God called our church to relocate, we thought the transition would be smooth. Boy, were we wrong.
How to know when you're losing credibility.
Our editors have compiled our best on Conflict & Crisis topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.
An unorthodox problem prompts one pastor to answer the question, "Do I pastor a church, or do I pastor a collection of individuals?"
4 spiritual disciplines to keep fights from scarring your soul.
Mark Buchanan explains how heartbreak, giddiness, hardness, and humility can help pastors respond appropriately to church conflits.
Timothy McQuade details how churces can keep the peace (and when necessary, restore peace) when community crises threaten to divide the congregation.
How to keep the contentious from poisoning your church.
Marshall Shelley points to practical ways pastors can protect the church from common and destructive issues.
A pastor's worst nightmare leads to a new beginning.
When a church is faced with not one but two charges of sexual misconduct, riding out the storm is not easy. For Neighbour and his church, it wouldn't have been possible without the support of another congregation.