Conflict management in congregations / David B. Lott, editor ; introduction by Speed B. Leas.
Contributor(s): Lott, David B.Material type: BookSeries: Harvesting the learnings series.Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : Alban Institute, c2001Description: iv, 163 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1566992435.Subject(s): Church controversies | Conflict management | Church management | Interpersonal relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
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"All the chapters in this book ... originally appeared in slightly different forms in Action information and Congregations: the Alban journal" except "The basics of conflict management in congregations ..."
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Harvesting the learnings on conflict management / Speed B. Leas -- pt. 1. The dynamics of conflict. When conflict erupts in your church / Speed B. Leas -- The basics of conflict management in congregations / Speed B. Leas -- Nine common sources of conflict in congregations / Roy W. Pneuman -- Conflict: the birthing of the new / Caroline A. Westerhoff -- Creative tension in congregational life: beyond homeostasis / George D. Parsons, Speed B. Leas -- Should I leave? A letter from one priest to another / Warner White -- pt. 2. Responding to conflict. The illusion of congregational "happiness" / Gil Rendle -- When criticism comes: understanding and working through our defensiveness / James A. Sparks -- Neutralizing a history / George D. Parsons -- Recovering from a church fight: talking across the old lines / George D. Parsons -- A language of caring spoken here / George D. Parsons -- Who's at fault when the pastor gets fired? / Speed B. Leas -- How to handle complaints about your fellow staff member / Speed B. Leas -- pt. 3. Situational conflict. Managing conflict in yoked parishes: a case study / Clinton A. McCoy -- Managing conflict in African American congregations / Ernest W. Walker -- From surgery to acupuncture: an alternative approach to managing church conflict from an Asian American perspective / Virstan B.Y. Choy -- Teach us to needle, needle us to learn: a response to Virstan Choy's "From surgery to acupuncture" / David W. Augsburger -- Making my world view visible: a response to Virstan Choy's "From surgery to acupuncture" / Alice Mann -- Mediation: what can we learn from the Chinese? / Margaret E. Bruehl.