Given that the Christian Church is both a community of grace whose purpose is reconciliation, and a bunch of sinners stumbling along after Jesus, conflict is a natural part of the life of any congregation.
At Crossroads United Church, it is the responsibility of the Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committee (delegated by the Policy Board, to whom the M&P is accountable) to ensure that the congregation has a conflict resolution process. That process is attached below, for the review of congregational members, adherents, and staff.
Crossroads United Church strives to create and maintain a healthy culture where respectful conduct, effective communication and assertive behaviours create a productive, harmonious environment in which the purpose of the church is carried out.
We have a conflict resolution policy at Crossroads that guides our efforts at reconciliation when we are in conflict. If you would like to take a look at it, to adapt for your own congregation, please click on the link below.
Conflict Resolution Process Jan 2017.pdf