What is conflict?

What is conflict?

Conflict can be defined as, “An expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference.” Conflict is an inevitable part of any organization, including the church. Wherever there are two human beings, there is the potential for conflict. Multiply that number and the potential increases. Conflict is a fact of life. The church is no exception to this fact. The scriptures including the New Testament are replete with instances of conflict and how the church addressed conflict such as Acts 7 and 15.

As surprising as it may sound, conflict can actually serve some very constructive functions. Read more

How do you know  when your Church needs a Mediator

How do you know when your Church needs a Mediator

Conflict is present in all relationships and organizations. If approached in a healthy way, conflict can be an opportunity for growth. It can be a means by which people can better understand themselves and others. It can be an occasion for persons to learn truths that are sometimes uncomfortable about themselves. Read more to find out if your Church needs a Mediator
What is a Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist?

What is a Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist?

Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists are NOT supply pastors. We are NOT filling a pulpit. We are specialists serving for a specific period of time with specific ministerial tasks. Read more about Ministry Specialist

Transition Specialist

Transition Specialist

If your church has ...
. Experienced significant conflict
. Many in the congregation have abandoned the church
. The community has changed and your once thriving congregation is struggling to keep the
doors open
. The church is considering merging with another congregation
. The church needs visioning to determine it direction and ministry to the community

Read more to see how I can help you

"Managing conflict begins with managing yourself"

Conflict is inevitable. But, when pastors and church members commit themselves to introspection, confession, and dedicate themselves to understanding the root of the conflict, God is there to direct reconciliation and restore unity in the church.


You may be experiencing some degree of conflict in your congregation. This is an opportunity to address the conflict, experience God's reconciliation, and be empowered to engage effectively in God's work for your church.

- Dr. Darrell Coats