One constant in church ministry is the issue of conflict a second conflict is that many pastors and ministry leaders find themselves ill-prepared to handle conflict in a healthy manner that brings glory to Christ. When Conflict Happens is a great resource in how conflict can be handled in a manner that is both transformational and beneficial.
In the first section of the book Hare addresses problematic approaches to conflict that view conflict negatively and fail to use conflict as an opportunity for growth. In the second section Hare walks through the various aspects and principles needed to have a positive and constructive conflict. In the third section Hare works through the nuts and bolts of establishing a peacemaking ministry within the conflict of the local church.
If you’re the type of leader that sees conflict as always negative this book provides a healthy corrective and guide for redeeming church conflict. I would recommend this book to anyone who has any involvement in church life.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.