Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering (February 25th, 2018)
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Week 1 Review:
Resolving Public Conflicts

Our stated policy:
"I will speak words of blessings to others and refuse to speak or hear anything negative about another person unless they are present to defend themselves."

The 3-legged stool of conflict resolution.
1. Clarity: We utilize a moral standard, which is the Word of God.
2. Unity: We seek harmony and consider the greater good under the banner of truth.
3. Integrity: We resolve to be honest and go where the truth leads.

Conflict Resolution Pt. 2
"Resolving Private Conflicts"

Private conflicts fall into two broad categories:
1. REACTING when we've been hurt.
2. RESPONDING when we've caused hurt.

Reacting When We've Been Hurt...
If we INFLATE the conflict... it reduces the chances of a good outcome.
If we SHARE the conflict... it reduces the chances of a good outcome.
If we ANALYZE the conflict... it increases the chances of a good outcome.

How do we decide whether to dismiss it or address it?
1. Check your pulse
2. Check your motives
"When a little thing pushes your buttons, it says something BIG about the buttons inside you."
—David Powlison
3. Consider the offense
4. Consider the impact (If I do or don't react)
Addressing the Conflict
Step 1: Go prayerfully, humbly and alone.
Addressing the Conflict
Step 1: Go prayerfully, humbly and alone.
Step 2: Go with a neutral, 3rd party.
Addressing the Conflict
Step 1: Go prayerfully, humbly and alone.
Step 2: Go with a neutral, 3rd party.
Step 3: Go with all to the church.
"God loves to forgive even more than you love to sin."
—Charles Spurgeon

Important truths regarding Conflict Resolution include:
• God keeps score.
Important truths regarding Conflict Resolution include:
• God keeps score.
• God offers help.
Important truths regarding Conflict Resolution include:
• God keeps score.
• God offers help.
• God moved first.
Reacting when we've been hurt involves either dismissing or addressing it. There is no third option!

Next week:
Conflict Resolution Pt. 3
"Follow the Leader"