In the wake of such disagreements, they lose focus on God's plan for the ministry, become discouraged and disengaged-or even leave the local church. This reality in turn impacts the conduct of those in their sphere of influence, and failure to address conflict in a godly manner leads to disunity in the broader body of Christ.
Following the blueprint of Paul's letter to the Philippians, Let Us Walk by the Same Rule addresses the individual responsibility of church leaders to seek reconciliation. Readers explore how to actively address the issues that cause the conflict with a spirit of humility and with the perspective of honoring God.
Herself a church leader, conference speaker and Bible teacher, Doris Willis reveals how Philippians provides practical tools for restoring genuine fellowship among leaders and setting a godly example for the congregation members who are observing the behavior of the leaders.
In this biblically-based, practical guide, Doris leads readers to focus on self-examination and a godly response to Scripture. Each chapter follows the flow of Paul's instructions and allows readers to respond to questions and engage with the content in an interactive way.
Seeing others grow deeper in fellowship with the Lord is the greatest joy in ministry for Doris Willis. She has served as a Christian teacher, ministry leader, workshop teacher and conference speaker. She has a passion for ministering, mentoring, teaching and preparing others to teach the message of the Gospel, and for developing ministry leaders and volunteers. A native Texan, Doris is married to Larry Willis, who is a senior pastor. The couple has two sons.