Church conflict is neither isolated nor uncommon. Pastors, governing boards, and denominational leaders spend a major portion of their time each year assessing, mediating, and reconciling church conflicts. You may be facing some level of conflict in your church right now.
Making Peace collects the lessons and experience of more than ten years of work in church conflict resolution. Jim Van Yperen shares why churches become unhealthy and how God wants to heal them so they may become thriving communities of faith.
Making Peace is a “why” book, not a “how-to” book. The lordship of Jesus Christ, not method, should be the object and subject of your search for answers. The promise of Scripture is that God will allow nothing into your life that you are not able to bear through faith in him. Whatever conflict or crisis your church may now be facing, God will provide a way out or a way through for your good and his glory.
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Jim Van Yperen is the founder and executive director of Metanoia Ministries, a non-profit Christian ministry serving evangelical churches in conflict reconciliation and leadership formation. He has served hundreds of pastors and dozens of conflicted churches in the past decade, including serving six churches as an interim pastor. Jim and his wife, Sharon, are the parents of two adult children and reside on a small sheep farm in East Washington, New Hampshire.