Growth by Fission: Anatomy of a Church Split
This piece will make you think... Rod Heggy has written a rather long piece on when and how churches should split. See what you think: Many of the leading evangelical churches in any community were founded as a result of...

The Top Ten Most Powerful People in Your Church
Steve Case shares "The Ten Most Powerful People in Your Church" in an article he wrote over at Youth Specialties. See if any of this holds true in your church... 1. The Church Secretary Easily the most powerful person in...

Update: Calvary Abuquerque Releases Documents
I know many of you have been following our coverage of the leadership struggles at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque. It really makes for a great study of classic church conflict situations; only this one is especially sad because it is...

Steps to Avoiding a Church Split
Great article from Crosswalk.com... When a church – God’s house – is split by disagreement, the experience grieves God and wounds everyone in the congregation. After all, as Jesus said, a house that’s divided cannot stand. In the mess of...

Conflit? Ask Ken: Is the Biblical Concept of Servant Leadership Really Practiced Your Church? (Part 2)?
In part one, we examined the Biblical texts that support the concept of “servant-leadership.” We also looked at a typical church organizational chart. It is “top-down.” In other words, only the leadership component of the servant-leadership model is represented. One...

Church Splits, Division & Personalities
Chris Gonzalez has a great post over at his blog. Chris writes: Here is something I have heard often: 99% of church splits are not over theology, but over personality. There was a time in my life when this gave...

Is the Biblical Concept of Servant Leadership Really Practiced Your Church? (Part 1)
Leadership in the New Testament is defined in a two-fold manner: leading and serving. The passages speak to each of these facets. SERVANT Mark 10 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those...

Conflict? Ask Ken: The Escalating Stages of Unresolved Church Conflict (Part 3)
This article picks up where last week’s article left off. 7. A Person To Expel, Withdraw From, or Ruin (other person focused, greatest intensity) The parties are locked in an all-or-nothing battle. The church is no longer big enough for...

Seven Ways Pastors Can Deal with Conflict
Joel Blaylock has a great article that was just posted over at Lifeway.com that talks about how pastors deal with conflict. Isn't it true that conflict seems to arise out of the most unexpected areas? I've often said that the...

Conflict? Ask Ken: The Escalating Stages of Unresolved Church Conflict (Part 2)
This article picks up where last week’s article left off. 5. A Person To Attack (other person-focused, greater intensity) A power struggle emerges. Parties now see themselves as adversaries and "antagonists" (a Greek word that means “to struggle against,” as...