Conflict takes many forms. Consider these true examples: One member of a leadership team, which was formed to improve a particular ministry, didn’t like some of the proposed changes and met secretly with the pastor, maligning the ministry. The leadership team felt betrayed, and the ministry was temporarily sidetracked.
A children’s ministry planning committee could not agree on the next year’s curriculum, expressing its foundational differences in constant, petty skirmishes. The next year, many of the leaders resigned.