Conflict Management

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Lesson

What are biblical passages that give you a model for managing interpersonal conflict? What are some practical strategies that you can use to manage interpersonal conflict in your personal life and in a group setting? 

Outline

1. Follow biblical mandates (Matt 18:15-17; 5:23-24; 1 Cor 6:1-8)

2. Seek consensus on the basics first - begin with agreement (affirm hope)

3. Watch your attitude toward self, others and conflict

4. Educate groups and model healthy conflict management

5. Intervene early

6. Establish supportive vs. defensive arguments

7. Distinguish triggers from the causes of conflict

8. Defuse yourself, the other and the situation

9. Don't let the sun go down on your anger (Eph 4:26)

10. Agree to disagree

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