Our culture is changing. Recent research conducted by the Barna Group revealed two stunning facts: not only is the majority of the nation's non-churched population comprised of people who consider themselves Christians, but of these, about 4 out of 10 stopped attending due to a painful church experience. Barna himself was "chewed up" three different times in three different congregations. He recalled, "it can be a shattering reality when your 'church home' becomes a place of rejection and suffering while you are doing your best to be part of the spiritual family. It turns your world upside down...."
Dr. Newberger offers a free telephone consultation to pastors and church board members. Receive insight on how to gracefully manage your conflict instead of passively watching a train wreck take place before your very eyes. Don't become like the following church leader who realized that he waited too long.
In the end, what had been a growing, vibrant ministry was decimated. My biggest regret as I look back is that I did not contact you earlier. I am writing this note in hopes that other congregations could be encouraged to have the wisdom to seek help before it is too late. The pride of thinking that we can always handle such situations on our own carries too great a price.
Few things will accelerate a church's decline faster than conflict that is poorly handled. With so much at stake, it makes no sense not to get a free, outside perspective of your situation from a church conflict resolution expert. Dr. Newberger holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution and is an experienced church peacemaker. Speak directly with him today. Call 239-689-4266.