Thriving Leaders: Lessons From the Front Lines of Ministry (pt. 10 ?The Criticisms”)

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Thriving leaders expect criticism. They know ways to learn from, cope with, and survive denigration from others. Leaders who fail in this area tend to wilt, get angry, retaliate or quit the job altogether. Here are some examples (chosen from many) in my years of serving the church. Continue reading

Resources for Thriving Leaders: (pt.6 “Conflict”)

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Resources for Part 6 on Conflict: (If you missed Monday’s blog on handling conflict, click Thriving Leaders: Lessons From the Front Lines of Ministry (pt.6 “Conflict”)

Two good articles I found on the Internet are:

  1. Ten ways to NOT deal effectively with conflict. Copy and click the link:

https://www.verywell.com/conflict-resolution-mistakes-to-avoid-3144982

2. Four ways to deal with conflict in a positive way. Copy and click the link.

http://www.edcc.edu/counseling/documents/Conflict.pdf

Then I found a section of Bonhoeffer’s Life Together that deals with Confession  and Communion, chapter 5. The German Lutheran pastor talks about confession of our sin with others in the church and forgiving others as we have been forgiven.

May your conflict be manageable, with God’s grace.

Denn