"Dealing with Confrontation Inside Your Congregation" – Influence Magazine

Dealing with Confrontation Inside Your Congregation

by Chris Railey

Let me remind you that confrontation is unavoidable. You’re leading people, and people are imperfect. In fact, you’re a person too, so you’re imperfect. And when imperfect people lead imperfect people, there will be problems.

Confrontation is not a sign of bad leadership. Avoiding it at all costs may just be. If confrontations is inevitable, good leaders aren’t those who never have to do it. They’re the ones who do it the right way.

In Part 1, we laid out the right way to confront. It takes confronting quickly, in love and always assuming the best. When it comes to one-on-one confrontation, that means you do it personally and privately.

Today, we’re going to look at how to confront people in your congregation. We’ve already looked at staff people and key leadership, your board. But there is one more level of confrontation you may have to manage...