Southern Bible College & Seminary
Tuesday, February 20, 2024



1. According to Mark Galli - what is one of the things that never ceases to amaze him about church conflict?

2.What are the three advantages that the author suggests about what happens to David? Explain each.

3. Give the three definite risks to serving as a David. Explain each.

4. Give the advantages of being a Solomon. Explain each one.

5. Give the pitfalls of leading a united and prosperous parish? Explain each.

6. Give Sigmund Freuds statement that he borrowed from Ecclesiastes.

7. Give the authors introductory statement at the very beginning of this chapter.

Chapter Two

8. Give the authors introductory statement.

9. List the three benefits of conflict. Explain each.

10. List the five bullets under Fostering Healthy Conflict: Asking Questions and elaborate on each.

11. What are the four signs of denial in dealing with conflict and how this author responds to each one? Explain each.

12. Give and explain the six simple ways of encouraging good conflict.

Chapter Three

13. Give the authors introductory statement.

14. Give Jonathan Edwards resolve. What do you think about his resolve?

15. Whar does the author mean when he said, "Live for Christ, Not Ministry?"

16. Clarify what is meant by maintaining a healthy view of depravity.

17. Summarize John Cionca's concluding section in chapter three.

Chapter Four

18. Give the authors introductory statement.

19. What are the two reasons why this writer will preach about controversial subjects and why? what are your thoughts?

20. What five things did this author discover that helped to minimize needless antagonism? Explain each.

21. List the three ways this wruter uses the Bible when he faces controversial issues. Detail each one.

22. When topics have strong Biblical roots what are the three principles that guide this author? Explain each.

23. Give the three mistakes to avoid and explain each one.

24. Give the authors introductory statement.

25. What can be learned from the power struggle at Morningside Chapel? Give the three principles that many Pastors agree on and explain each.

26. Give us the last paragraph of this chapter.

Chapter six

27. Give the authors introductory statement.

28. Give the five levels of conflict that most churches experience. Give the strategies that are best used at each level.

29. Give the four distortions that are common in Level III: Contest.

30. In what three ways does this writer reduce Level III conflict to Level I or II?

Chapter seven

31. Give the authors introductory statement.

32. What three short comings did this writer discover in those who cause church conflict. Explain each.

33. Give the three categories to problems and each approach to finding a solution.

34. When faced with value differences, the church has four options. List and explain each option.

35. Helping a congregation move beyond their usual pattern calls for what two courses of action?

Chapter eight

36. Give the authors introductory statement.

37. Give and explain the ten most predictable times of church conflict.

38. This writer classifies congregations into four sizes. Give and explain each one.

Chapter Nine

39. Give the authors introductory statement.

40. Give your thoughts about "Truman Dollar" and his troubles.

41. Give Truman Dollar's observations from his diary.

42. What were the key tasks they had to handle immediately.

43. What do you think about the restoration of a fallen colleague?

Chapter Ten

44.  Give the authors introductory statement.

45. Give the five things that are helpful when a Church faces a public controversy. Explain each.

46. When dealing with the press what keys did this writer give and explain each of the seven keys.

47. This writer states that he has learned what two lessons about legal matters?

Chapter Eleven

48. Give the authors introductory statement.

49. What three mistakes did this writer discover that turn peacemaking perilous? Explain each.

50. Give the six stages of intervention and detail each stage.

51. What is the Pastor's role in intervention?

52. Most staff conflict is due to one of what two causes? Explain each

53. Give the last paragrah of this chapter.

Chapter Twelve

54. Give the authors introductory statement.

55. How did William  Barclay define a saint?

56. What's the best thing to do with unsigned letters and hearsay in the church?


57. Give the authors introductory statement.

58. Give us the epliogue.

59. In what ways has this course helped you?

60. How would you approach conflict in your congregation?