Monthly Archives: October 2016

Making the Decision to Leave Your Church

A few weeks ago in response to my blog about church membership, member vows, and what might be a valid reason to leave one’s church, a reader wrote that she didn’t think I answered the question. She also expressed her opinion that … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive churches, Conflicts involving church leaders, When is it valid to leave a church?

Signs that a conflicted church is not ready to change …

Q. What would make you decline a church intervention? Are there certain signs that a church is not ready for a Christian conciliation intervention team to go in and work to help the church to redeem their conflicts? A. In … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical peacemaking in the church, Hiring a consultant to help with your church conflict | Leave a comment

Why is the rampant loss of hope a reality in most church conflicts?

One observation Tara and I make in Redeeming Church Conflicts concerns the loss of hope among believers who struggle with conflicts in the church. We spend a significant number of words on that sad dynamic and how to respond biblically. … Continue reading

Posted in Disappointment in the church, HOPE in the midst of conflict