Monday, April 19, 2010

Stan Sheriff Services and "Conflict"

We want all of our volunteers and leaders in Evangelism to be New Hope members, by attending GDGS * This Saturday!. Please inform and encourage your teams to attend this week - and if not this week, to plan on attending a course in the future! WHY? SO we can ALL be of one mind and heart as it pertains to our Mission, Core Values, and 5 - S’s!

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am at the LEAD Center

Weekend Services at Stan Sheriff!

  • Sat., May 22 at 6PM & Sun., May 23 at 8 & 11AM
  • * Fri., July 30 at 6PM, Sun., Aug. 1 at 8 & 11AM (read this line again;)
  • Sat., July 31st - special city wide concert

Conflict to become more like Christ!

Conflict.. Don’t you love it!? Most of us dislike conflict but we all will be faced with various conflicts while breathing here on earth. I thought since I was running into some personal conflict that some of you may appreciate John’s encouragements! Here’s a short equipping thought about Managing Conflict from my John Maxwell Leadership Bible.

A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness . . . A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so.

Proverbs 15:1-7

God rightly expects leaders to manage conflict within their organizations. But how can you best accomplish this? A good place to start is Proverbs 15:1. While this verse is often quoted, some leaders seldom heed its advice. Sometimes the leaders are the ones given liberty to express anger, and sooner or later this kind of unhealthy environment comes back to haunt them.

Leaders must create safe places for communication, like the environment described in the first seven verses of Proverbs 15. Master communication and you manage conflict.

Don’t forget Evangelism leaders - focus on and fix your heart and you’ll manage conflict better. We represent the Godhead, Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. May His grace abound in our hearts, so we may be shepherds who are gracious in all of our dealings!