22 edition of Congregations in conflict found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (252-264) and index.
|Statement||Penny Edgell Becker.|
|LC Classifications||BR526 .B43 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 267 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||267|
|ISBN 10||0521594448, 0521594626|
|LC Control Number||99488174|
We experience conflict in our congregations. John Paul Lederach, a Mennonite layperson and a pioneer in the field of conflict transformation, suggests conflict is woven into the fabric of creation. God creates a vast diverse human family and gives the human creature freedom and the capacity to feel, think, act, and react. Congregations in Conflict by Penny Edgell Becker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(20).
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2 CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION Introduction to the Problem Being a Christian pastor today is more difficult than anytime in memory. This century witnessed the collapse of the Christian consensus that File Size: KB. This book reveals how congregations can deal with conflict in a healthy way that will promote growth, offering plans for action and accountability while identifying various "intensities of conflict." Offerings bullet-point coaching insights for individual or group reflection, space for reflection, plans for action and accountability Best For.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. And yes, conflict is inevitable in the church as well. Christians often have conflict with each other — true, genuine, faithful Christians. The question is not whether conflicts will come, but how we will handle them. “It’s the toughest times, and the hardest conversations, when the light of God’s grace shines its brightest.”.
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"Congregations in Conflict is a model of sociological investigation. What people fight about is often the best clue to what they really value. Guided by this insight, Professor Becker shows us not only what generates conflict in congregations but also how congregations become organized around implicit understandings of who they by: Congregations in Conflict examines nine churches that were split by disagreements over gay and lesbian issues, and how the congregations resolved them.
Hartman explores in very readable prose how different denominations have handled their conflicts and what it says about the nature of their faith.5/5(2). Congregations in Conflict [Allen, Tom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Congregations in Conflict5/5(1).
Conflict Management in Congregations harvests the collected wisdom of many of the key thinkers on this topic, including such past and present Alban consultants as Speed Leas, George Parsons, Margaret Bruehl, Gil Rendle, Alice Mann, and Roy Pneumann. Much of the material found here has long been unavailable but is still much in demand/5(9).
"Congregations in Conflict is a model of sociological investigation. What people fight about is often the best clue to what they really value.
Guided by this insight, Professor Becker shows us not only what generates conflict in congregations but also how congregations become organized around implicit understandings of who they : $ Congregations in Conflict uses the suburbs of Chicago to examine the nature of American congregations as institutions, looking in particular at how they deal with conflict within their ranks, to gain insight into religious : Paperback.
Buy a cheap copy of Congregations in Conflict: The Battle book by Keith Hartman. A Methodist church puts its minister on trial after he marches in a gay rights parade. A Quaker meeting struggles to decide whether to marry a lesbian couple.
An Free shipping over $/5(2). Congregations in Conflict examines nine churches that were split by disagreements over gay and lesbian issues, and how the congregations resolved them. Hartman explores in very readable prose how different denominations have handled their conflicts and what it says about the nature of their faith.
Congregations in Conflict examines the nature of American congregations as institutions, looking in particular at how they deal with conflict within their ranks, to gain insight into religious. In his book, Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict, George Bullard states his objectives in these words: “The purpose of this book is to help congregational, denominational, and parachurch leadership empower congregations throughout various intensities of conflict, and to use conflict in a healthy manner to deal with the issues Reviews: 4.
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Congregations in Conflict: The Battle Over Homosexuality in Nine Churches Keith Hartman, Author Rutgers University Press $45 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.
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Community Congregations 6. Leader Congregations 7. Mixed Congregations 8. An Institutional Approach to Local Culture 9. American Congregational Religion Appendix A. Data and Methods Appendix B. The. The congregation that is continually in conflict implies that they have problems even the Lord Himself cannot solve.
It would seem that some people must either leave the church or die before true peace can be restored and growth can be : Bobby Gilstrap. Understanding the dynamic in church conflict is crucial for ministers to stay effective in their ministry.
I have been blessed by the book. It is practical and insightful. Pastors mostly have a good heart for the church, but not all have a good handle of the dynamic of the congregation, especially when it comes to conflict/5(15).
Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life by Penny Edgell Becker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict book.
Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's no secret that congregations have co /5(5). Part one: Reasons for church conflict --Worshiping in style --Contention in the choir loft --Persecution in the pulpit --A woman's place --The battle of the budget --Doctrinal debates --When Christians fail --Lifestyles of the proud and powerful --To grow or not to grow --The tongue also is a fire --The drinking dilemma --Charismaniacs and charisphobics --Part two: Results of church conflict --Our purpose for.
But used properly, can conflict really be a positive thing for your church. The direct result of George Bullard's twenty-five years of work in the area of training congregational and denominational leaders in various strategies to address conflict, this book empowers congregations to use conflict to deal with issues in a healthy and productive Format: Paperback.
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 Congregations in conflict exhibit coping mechanisms such as peace-mongering, neglect or denial and the equating of conflict with forces of evil. Where congregational conflict differs in recent years is that there is a new aggressiveness, a natural outcome of the increased stress of recent years.While many books have been written analyzing the scriptural and theological dimensions of the conflict, this is the first to show how it is being played out in the pews.
Journalist Keith Hartman examines nine churches that were split by disagreements over gay and lesbian issues, and how the congregations .Beyond the need to teach persons in conflict better ways of communicating and relating to one another, pastors may also teach people in troubled congregations how to be permission-givers.
Many texts of the Bible call believers to maintain the traditional values and teachings “once and .