Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

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

Jim Mankin


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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