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CHARACTER FORGED FROM CONFLICT (p. 20)
Jim Henry, pastor of First Baptist Church of Orlando, explains how your worst days in ministry can become the best shaper of your soul.
What motivates you to take a stand in a potentially explosive situation?
I always engage conflict when the health of the church is threatened. As a pastor, I must protect the sheep.
What runs through your mind when you consider entering a conflict?
That I'll get hateful letters, volatile phone calls, that some will leave the church. I've got to be geared up mentally and spiritually to accept that. Whatever stance I take, I will be misunderstood.
Given all the conflict you've endured, how have you kept your enthusiasm for God's work?
I recognize that often conflict in ...1