Churches and Non-Profits are not immune to conflict. People are passionate about the causes they believe in, but there are times when passion becomes counter-productive. Unresolved or unhealthy conflict keeps organizations from being effective and mission-focused. Excessive conflict negatively impacts the organization's reputation in the community.
There are several reasons why churches and non-profits should consider using mediation when working through conflict:
Relationships can be preserved and strengthened.
It sets a positive example for its members and constituents.
Money and resources are preserved. Litigation is costly- both in terms of money and reputation.
Dave has more than 30 years of experience helping congregations, denominations, and organizations work through conflict and find a way forward. He has worked with congregations and organizations of all sizes. His passion is to help them resolve their conflict in a way that reflects well on the organization and allows all parties to focus on their mission and purpose.