Win-win Conflict Resolution
Churches are literally dividing over masks, theological positions, miscommunication, diversity in perspectives, racism. As a result, pastors are spending untold hours every week talking with frustrated parishioners, deflecting personal attacks and trying desperately to rebuild unity within their leadership teams and congregations. Conflict is inevitable. The outcomes are dependent on the approach or strategy used to deal with the conflict. Everyone wants to be a winner. I had experienced that when I won the conflict, I lost people.