Conflict & Crisis
How to handle differences within the church wisely and well.
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Recent events underscore the importance of emergency preparedness.
8 questions with Mel Lawrenz
In the wake of murder, Stuart Briscoe talks tragedy, grief, and the difficult art of the funeral sermon.
Avoid being ousted by a group of disgruntled members.
Heeding the early signs of conflict can save churches untold heartache.
Nurturing a church plant in tough, really tough, soil
How to succeed a popular pastor—and survive.
The perils of succeeding a popular pastor
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.