Every church has them--sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be hostile; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their calling.
Ministering to Problem People in Your Church will guide you in dealing with these challenging people. Based on real-life accounts of battle-scarred veterans, this book helps you go beyond just tolerating problem people to limiting their damage and showing them God's love. You'll discover effective strategies to turn dissidents into disciples.
This time-tested book by the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today's Leadership Journal has new chapters on using social media and caring for those with mental illness. It will help you not only preserve your sanity (and maybe your job), but minister more effectively, even to those who make life difficult.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
Foreword Rick McKinley 9
Introduction: Church or Dragon's Lair? 11
1 Complex Conflicts 17
2 Identifying a Dragon 41
3 Personal Attacks 59
4 Electronic Warfare 75
5 When the Mind Isn't Quite Right 91
6 The Play for Power 107
7 The Best Defense 127
8 The Second-Best Defense 141
9 When the Dragon May Be Right 157
10 When It's Time to Confront 167
11 When There's No Resolution 185