Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Business Administration, General; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Hatley, Thomas Eugene, "The Development of a Consultant Ministry to Evangelical Churches in Need of Conflict Management" (1994). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 197.
Studies and statistics on church conflict reveal a lack of proper handling of many stressful situations. The purpose of this paper is to design a consultant ministry to assist churches in proper management of destructive conflict. Few current consultant ministries are equipped to adequately provide effective mediation. None were found that would deploy a consultant team for this need. This project analyzes church conflict and examines instances of conflict in the Scriptures. It then establishes the framework whereby a three-member team could minister to churches in conflict.