Church Conflict

The Hidden Systems Behind the Fights

Church Conflict
Author Charles H. Cosgrove
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 3/1994
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780687081523
Retail Price $22.99
Discount Price $20.79 (10% discount)
If church is like a family, it fights like one too! As in any family, conflict in the church family is natural and inevitable. But the way the church family handles its fights can make or break ministry. By using stories and examples of real problems at actual churches, Cosgrove and Hatfield have applied family-systems theory to help us identify the hidden structural boundaries in any group relationship. They show how the dynamics and 'family rules' operating in the informal family-like church system powerfully influence how church members relate to each other.