Conflict & Crisis
How to handle differences within the church wisely and well.
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Called into a tense standoff, the only weapons I had were listening and love.
After decades of dysfunction, one church publicly confessed its mistreatment of former ministers.
The church is filled with difficult marriages—and we need to stop hiding it.
How do you minister in the chaos after violence at your church?
What happens when growing pains become serious?
How email and blogs complicate conflict, and what to do about it.
Doubts multiply when we don't allow time and freedom to question.
My brush with death showed me how division cripples our mission.
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.