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How to handle differences within the church wisely and well.

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The Lost Art of Pastoral Correction

The Lost Art of Pastoral Correction

Shepherding sometimes means loving discipline.
Dancing in the Rain

Dancing in the Rain

Erwin McManus on how being "naked and unashamed" led to new faith, new life, and new believers.
Learning to Lament

Learning to Lament

How my church's violent neighborhood led us to discover the power of lament.
It's Not Your Fault

It's Not Your FaultSubscriber Access Only

11 practical tips for ministering to those suffering domestic violence.
Discerning Is Only the Beginning

Discerning Is Only the Beginning

When God called our church to relocate, we thought the transition would be smooth. Boy, were we wrong.
5 Signs Your Leadership Has Quit On You

5 Signs Your Leadership Has Quit On You

How to know when you're losing credibility.
What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the FireSubscriber Access Only

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
Transforming Failure

Transforming Failure

How God used a painful season of ministry to change my life.
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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.

War of the Baseball Caps

War of the Baseball CapsSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
An unorthodox problem prompts one pastor to answer the question, "Do I pastor a church, or do I pastor a collection of individuals?"

The Good FightSubscriber Access Only

4 spiritual disciplines to keep fights from scarring your soul.
Why THIS?
Mark Buchanan explains how heartbreak, giddiness, hardness, and humility can help pastors respond appropriately to church conflits.
When Community Strife Divides the Church

When Community Strife Divides the ChurchSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Timothy McQuade details how churces can keep the peace (and when necessary, restore peace) when community crises threaten to divide the congregation.
The Best Defense

The Best DefenseSubscriber Access Only

How to keep the contentious from poisoning your church.
Why THIS?
Marshall Shelley points to practical ways pastors can protect the church from common and destructive issues.
Losing Control

Losing ControlSubscriber Access Only

A pastor's worst nightmare leads to a new beginning.
Why THIS?
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.
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Where is God on Monday?

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Equipping the church for faith at work.
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