Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict

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Augsburg Publishing House, Jan 1, 1988 - Religion - 189 pages
Antagonism exists in the church. It leaves in its wake broken lives: people who are hurt, discouraged, and apathetic. Although only a very few persons are antagonists, these individuals have the potential to disrupt and even destroy a congregation's mission and ministry. In this balanced and practical book, Kenneth Haugk shows how congregational leaders can learn to prevent or reduce much of the pain and suffering caused by antagonism; tell the difference between constructive, healthy conflict and destructive antagonism; and cope with antagonism when it arises.

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User Review  - Michelle Rainey -

This is a must read for any church member...pastor, deacon, Sunday school teacher, etc. My husband and I both read this separately and we both were like minded in thinking "Mr. Haugk has been sitting ... Read full review

User Review  - M. Rainey -

My husband and I both read this book separately. As I read it I thought to myself, "This is exactly describes the church we have served at for 11 years." We have experienced first hand antagonism in ... Read full review

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