Servant-Leaders will face a variety of conflicts and problems in his/her service: everything from plugged toilets and church mice to Sunday School kids in an all-out fist fight and two church leaders in an all-out silent treatment (or visa versa); not to mention one’s personal conflicts in marriage, family, and relationships in and out of the church. It is imperative that God’s people, especially leaders, know how to manage conflict effectively. After all, we still are humans dealing with humans! Where there are people there is conflict. Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Problems aren’t . They are . They just need to be handled and solved. Read more
- Ephesians 4:3 (KJV) Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- Ephesians 4:3 (LB) Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another.
- Other translations: “make every effort, being diligent, striving, take every care, do your best” … to keep UNITY!
- If you are a Christian, it is your responsibility to protect the unity of your church. Unity in the church is so important that the New Testament gives more attention to it than to either Heaven or Hell. Unity is the very soul of fellowship. Destroy it and you rip the heart out of Christ’s body. It is the very essence of how God intends us to experience life together as His people. Read more