Experience and research are clear: when pastors are criticized, attacked, and betrayed, they become confused, frustrated, and at times angry, and consequently, they experience acute pain--often causing deep wounds. Often not sure what to do, some quit their ministry, while others leave it altogether. But most serve for the long haul.
Starting out in ministry, the vast majority of pastors have no clue about the conflict they will encounter, nor how to effectively deal with it.
But pastors want answers....and Moses provides that solution.
How Moses responded to the conflict he faced when leading Israel in the wilderness revealed a unique and comprehensive arrangement of leadership principles. The principles lay a solid foundation for this Pastor-Directed Model to equip pastors to successfully address conflict in a way that brings glory to God.
Based on Moses' example, this model is founded on seven essential priorities that every pastor should practice at all times, in order to carry out four simple, yet practical steps to address conflict successfully. This comprehensive approach will glorify God and resolve conflict, bringing peace to people's lives and churches.
. . . In this book, Gib Allen has provided priceless insight into a solution to all the petty ills that confront our churches today. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to read this volume carefully. Paige Patterson, President The Sandy CREEK Foundation Dallas, Texas
Gib Allen shares his years of experience and research in handling conflict as a pastor ... This book provides a sophisticated, practical model for resolving conflict in churches, a beneficial resource for anyone in ministry. Joshua E. Williams, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Old Testament Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Managing church conflict is part of being an effective pastor. The biblical strategies in this helpful book reveal insightful ways to fulfill this difficult part of local church leadership...This book charts a course to that end. Jeff Iorg, President Gateway Seminary