Conflict/Resolution For Ministers<br />© 2010 Lee Ann B. Marino.  All rights reserved.<br />Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino,...
What is conflict/resolution?<br />Conflict/Resolution is the ability to handle situations of a conflicting nature and brin...
Why learn about conflict/resolution?<br />Conflicts are a part of the world in which we live<br />We will be in situations...
Why should ministers know about conflict/resolution?<br />As ministers of God, we are responsible for those under our mini...
What we will discover about conflict/resolution<br />Identifying parties involved in conflict/resolution<br />Examples of ...
Identifying parties involved in conflict/resolution<br />The Accuser(s) – The individual or individuals who make the accus...
Examples of conflict/resolution in the Bible<br />Abram and Lot separate (Genesis 13:1-18)<br />The judges serving for dis...
Identifying situations where conflicts may arise<br />Family members are involved<br />Doctrinal, philosophical, political...
Physical impairments (drugs, alcohol) <br />Stress<br />Disappointment<br />Circumstantial failure<br />Personality confli...
How to identify conflict within ourselves and others<br />A situation arises causing stress, difficulty, or frustration<br...
Comprehensive ways to resolve conflict when a mediator is not available<br />Remove yourself from the situation temporaril...
Areas where one cannot compromise<br />Unsubstantiated accusations made without substance, proof, or evidence<br />Illegal...
Remain objective, considering all sides<br />Do not accept unsubstantiated accusations about others; if there is a case of...
Never make the assumption that the problem will go away on its own<br />If the parties can’t seem to resolve the situation...
Conflict/resolution Conclusion<br />Conflict is a part of life; resolution is also a part of life<br />Don’t ignore confli...
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  1. 1. Conflict/Resolution For Ministers<br />© 2010 Lee Ann B. Marino. All rights reserved.<br />Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.D., Chancellor<br />Apostolic University<br />http://apostolicuniversity.webs.com<br />
  2. 2. What is conflict/resolution?<br />Conflict/Resolution is the ability to handle situations of a conflicting nature and bring them to a successful and satisfactory resolution<br />
  3. 3. Why learn about conflict/resolution?<br />Conflicts are a part of the world in which we live<br />We will be in situations where we conflict with others<br />We will be in situations where others conflict with us<br />We will be in situations where others are in conflict, and we need to step in as mediators and bring the situation to a resolution<br />
  4. 4. Why should ministers know about conflict/resolution?<br />As ministers of God, we are responsible for those under our ministries<br />Not everyone will always get along or like one another and conflicts will arise in such situations<br />We should be able to, as divine representatives, act with justice and fairness to bring about resolution to conflicting situations<br />Christians, having received divine sanctification, should be able to resolve conflicts among themselves<br />
  5. 5. What we will discover about conflict/resolution<br />Identifying parties involved in conflict/resolution<br />Examples of conflict/resolution in the Bible <br />How to identify situations where conflict is present or will be present<br />How to identify conflict within ourselves and within others<br />Comprehensive methods to resolve conflict when a mediator is not available<br />Areas where one cannot compromise<br />Methods to handle conflicts as a mediator between two or more parties<br />
  6. 6. Identifying parties involved in conflict/resolution<br />The Accuser(s) – The individual or individuals who make the accusation against an individual or individuals about some matter; those who bring forth the conflict <br />The Accused – The individual or individuals who is/are accused of something; those who respond to the conflict<br />Moderator – The individual who serves as a neutral party to represent justice, fairness, equity, and resolution in a situation where the accuser(s) and accused cannot reach a resolution without outside assistance<br />Witness(es) – An individual or individuals who stand as “involving parties” in a circumstance, either by first-hand knowledge or character justification <br />
  7. 7. Examples of conflict/resolution in the Bible<br />Abram and Lot separate (Genesis 13:1-18)<br />The judges serving for disputes of the Israelites (Exodus 18:13-26)<br />Solomon’s judgment between the two women (1 Kings 3:16-28) <br />Having offense against your brother (Matthew 5:21-24)<br />Settling matters quickly with adversaries (Matthew 5:25-26)<br />Settling disputes with one another rather than in the courts (1 Corinthians 6:1-11)<br />
  8. 8. Identifying situations where conflicts may arise<br />Family members are involved<br />Doctrinal, philosophical, political, or social disagreements<br />Jealousy, envy, rivalry, or competition<br />Emotionally-sensitive issues, subjects, or situations<br />Disagreements of opinion<br />Intimate knowledge of others<br />Personal offense<br />
  9. 9. Physical impairments (drugs, alcohol) <br />Stress<br />Disappointment<br />Circumstantial failure<br />Personality conflicts<br />Miscommunication or misunderstanding<br />Anywhere that two or more people gather, work together, or are expected to function in some semblance of a unit<br />
  10. 10. How to identify conflict within ourselves and others<br />A situation arises causing stress, difficulty, or frustration<br />An interpersonal relationship with another or others causes stress, frustration, or irritation<br />Argument or offense due to offensive behavior or personality clashes<br />Disagreements with others<br />Observations of behaviors in others that are problematic to the minister or leader of an organization<br />Arguments or clashes between two or more parties<br />
  11. 11. Comprehensive ways to resolve conflict when a mediator is not available<br />Remove yourself from the situation temporarily and assess the situation<br />Do not act or speak emotionally; exercise self-control<br />Try discussing the issue in a non-threatening manner, offering peaceful discussion and brainstorming to resolve the situation<br />Offer compromise and solutions to a difficult, conflicting, or stressful situation<br />Work toward compromise that is fair all around<br />Strive for fairness and balance<br />If you are in the wrong about a matter, apologize immediately, asking for forgiveness<br />
  12. 12. Areas where one cannot compromise<br />Unsubstantiated accusations made without substance, proof, or evidence<br />Illegal or immoral behavior<br />Bullying <br />Abuse or mistreatment<br />Personalization of issues<br />Dishonesty<br />Manipulation<br />“Dumping” of blame without cause<br />Foul or abusive language<br />
  13. 13. Remain objective, considering all sides<br />Do not accept unsubstantiated accusations about others; if there is a case of character or certain activity, require proof<br />Bring both parties together (if that is an option) and work as a neutral party to facilitate discussion and problem solving among the parties<br />Do not allow the discussion to be empty accusations, emotionally-charged, or an endless stretch of back-and-forth disagreement<br />Establish an atmosphere of maturity, responsibility, accountability, and discipline<br />Listen, without making judgments; do not speak in haste<br />Do not show favoritism<br />Expect all use appropriate conduct and language<br />Methods to handle conflicts as a mediator between two or more parties<br />
  14. 14. Never make the assumption that the problem will go away on its own<br />If the parties can’t seem to resolve the situation on their own, leadership must take the initiative to bring a comprehensive resolution to the situation <br />Do not allow coarse or abusive conduct between the parties<br />Enforce resolution circumstances<br />Stand for equity, justice, and fairness<br />
  15. 15. Conflict/resolution Conclusion<br />Conflict is a part of life; resolution is also a part of life<br />Don’t ignore conflicting situations; step up and work toward resolution<br /> Never underestimate the power of solid leadership and genuine communication unto the end of forgiveness<br />Resolution represents God’s justice and fairness to us<br />

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