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Thinking about Conflict

The recent General Assembly of the United Methodist Church has resulted in much soul-searching and debate – and it raises the possibility that some local congregations may encounter conflict as they decide how to move forward. Nancy Ammerman has written about the many layers of conflict that can face a denomination at a time like this, but when it comes to the possibility of conflict in local congregations, this article by Dr. Joyce Mercer, from our archives is an excellent resource:

“6 Ways to Keep Congregational Conflicts Constructive”

Joyce Mercer
About the Author
Dr. Joyce Mercer is Professor of Pastoral Care and Practical Theology at Yale Divinity School and was a member of the Congregational Studies Team