In Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict, George Bullard writes, “Simply defined, conflict is the struggle of two objects seeking to occupy the same space at the same time. Purposes, objectives, or goals can be in conflict among individuals, groups, or organizations. Conflict is not an objective fact; it is a subjective experience. In another sense, conflict begins as a neutral value. People interpret conflict as positive or negative, healthy or unhealthy. The value assigned to conflict will help determine whether the conflict can be resolved or must be managed.”
- Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict, Kindle Loc. 163-66
Matthew 18:15 (NIV) "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.