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12 Truths for Living Faithfully Through Conflict
By Michael W. Caine, Former Regional Conference
- Conflict is not only inevitable - lived through
faithfully, it can be a source of great healing power. Denied
or pushed underground, conflict is the devil's play.
growth always hurts. If the church is afraid of pain, we
will never grow.
- We are not called to be the same.
God created each of us peculiar or unique and then called
us to live together faithfully.
- God gathers you
here not to do anything you please, but so that you might be
a support and blessing to another and together accomplish more
than you could apart.
- Church is about transformation - of
individuals, communities and the world.
doesn't work when church people try to make themselves better
It's not about defending yourself;
It's not about converting
- To be a great church member, be your best
self in humility:
None of us is all-knowing, always right or
ever on top.
This means "NO PUT-DOWNS" of yourself or others.
the other cheek, walk the 2 nd mile - respond
faithfully, rather than react blindly.
the truth directly to one another, using the names by which
we were baptized and which presumably God uses when we hear
someone calling us by name.
- Speak only for yourself - "I
- Finally, it's never about who's right/wrong,
but about how we love one another.
- That which you
do to one another, you've done to Jesus - our witness.
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