Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict

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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
David E. Woolverton has been a pastor for over thirty-five years, primarily serving churches facing turnaround ministry situations. He has a doctorate in conflict leadership and intensive clinical training in hospital chaplaincy. Woolverton is an affiliate professor and a faculty mentor at Kairos University, and a sought-after workshop leader and church consultant in conflict leadership and transition. He is the author of Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict (2021).

"Clearly the best book on conflict I've ever read. It's thoughtful, scholarly, and full of biblical examples. If you're looking for a book on how to constructively lead in the midst of conflict, look no further." --Bill Easum, founder and president of The Effective Church Group; author of Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Turning Mainline Decline to a Multiplication Movement

"As a pastor, Woolverton wants what Jesus wants: for us to grow and develop as we are found in Christ and on mission for his church. Drift no longer; read Mission Rift." --Kyle Idleman, senior pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY; author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up

"Elegantly written and brimming with gentle, direct wisdom, Mission Rift has the clarity and urgency of a crystal bell. It will be on church leaders' desks for decades to come. I'll be using it in my classes, effective immediately." --Kenda Creasy Dean, Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church

"Woolverton offers a unique perspective on how mission-driven churches are shaped rather than paralyzed by conflict. The strain of conflict can be painful. Mission Rift shows you how it can be fruitful." --Sam Rainer, president, Church Answers; lead pastor, West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL

"As I read Mission Rift, I wanted to send it to thousands immediately. This is not a quick-fix conflict resolution book. It brings new light to scripture and the final goal of transformation for all." --Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita, The Wesleyan Church