Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Charles A. Sibert
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Flavil R. Yeakley Jr.
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
The purpose of this study is to develop a seminar that offers a conflictual church an alternative way of managing conflict. The project begins by identifying one church's major obstacles to conflict engagement. These identified obstacles are a rigid theology supporting unhealthy conflict patterns, a high level of anxiety concerning conflict, a lack of skill in addressing conflict because of adaptation to conflict suppression, and a variety of unhealthy habitual responses to conflict.
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Willingham, Randy, "Fighting for Peaceful Fighting: A Teaching Ministry Moving Church Members from Suppressing to Managing Conflict" (1995). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 648.