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Title Page                        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        i

Certification                     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        ii

Dedication                      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii

Acknowledgements         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iv

Abstract                          –        –        –        –        –        –        –        v

Table of Contents            –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vi



1.1     Background to the Study                    –        –        –        –        1

1.2     Statement of the Problem                   –        –        –        –        3

1.3     Purpose of the Study                          –        –        –        –        3

1.4     Significance of the Study                    –        –        –        –        4

1.5     Scope of the Study                             –        –        –        –        4


1.6     Limitation of the Study                       –        –        –        –        5

1.7     Research Methodology                       –        –        –        –        5

1.8     Definition of Terms                             –        –        –        –        5



2.1     Understanding and Managing Conflict           –        –        –        9

2.2     Causes of Conflict                               –        –        –        –        15

2.3     The Effects of Conflict in the Church             –        –        –        20



3.1     Resolving conflict Biblically: Preparation of the Mind                  24

3.2     Resolving conflict Biblically: Meet with the Person  –        –        32

3.3     Biblical Texts in Resolving Conflict                –        –        –        36



                             CHRISTIAN CONCILIATION


4.1     Christian Conciliation                          –        –        –        –        46

4.2     Conflict Counselling                            –        –        –        –        47

4.3     Mediation                                           –        –        –        –        51

4.4     Arbitration                                          –        –        –        –        56

4.5     Biblical Basis                                      –        –        –        –        56

4.6     Legal Consideration                            –        –        –        –        58


4.7     The Arbitration Process                       –        –        –        –        59

4.8     The Final Decision                              –        –        –        –        60

4.9     Enforcement                                      –        –        –        –        61




5.1     Summary                                           –        –        –        –        63

5.2     Conclusion                                         –        –        –        –        63

5.3     Recommendations                              –        –        –        –        64

Bibliography                                        –        –        –        –        66





1.1    Background of the Study

Conflict proved to be the most dynamic experience in an organization in the sense that the group would either be destroyed or grows stronger. In either way, the organization never stays the same. Christian leaders many times failed to take advantage of the opportunity brought about by the conflict situation. Many churches have been ruined and Christian organizations became a stumbling block to unbelievers because its leaders failed to manage conflict situations properly.


The need for Christian leaders to acquire better skills in resolving organizational conflicts now becomes apparent in the light of all the mess. According to Inwang (2012), one cannot escape tensions by trying to run away from them. There will always be areas of conflict as long as we live in the world of sinners. The conflict management among Christians.

Every day we listen to news, it seems that there is always a new case of conflict in the world. Whether it is between nations, races, or even religion is often rooted to hatred. Hatred causes conflict to occur. It may be difficult to solve hatred, but we can use the unconditional love of Christ as a response to a hateful person. Dixon (2009) opines that there are, of course, barriers to this progress. We have to recognize that a process of reconciliation does not achieve result overnight.


The truth is, we are going to have conflict whether we like it or not. It is a part of life that we can’t control in full. The key to dealing with conflict is to follow God’s word and respond obediently. It may be easier said than done, but we must not lose the faith. If conflict is ignored there is a strong chance that it will continue. There are so many different ways conflict can be cause in one’s life and the world. It can be stirred up by a hot tempered heart, a greedy heart, hated heart, or even angry heart. The conflict management among Christians.

This project may help the reader to have a clearer perspective in conflict processes surrounding most Christian organizations today, thereby allowing him to adjust and choose the proper course of action in certain conflict situations. This involves having a good understanding of the Biblical principles at work during times of discord. If you happen to see conflict and feel that you can help solve it, try your best to do so. The key to stopping conflict is to deal with it and trust in God.



1.2    Statement of Problem

Conflict is a situation where one finds himself or herself in opposition. Be it individual conflict or group conflict, it is a problem that is difficult to deal with. The church or society at large cannot do without conflict. Conflict is worst when people deny the fact that there is conflict or simply ignoring it, or give into the wishes of the other person in order to preserve relationship. More problems arises when there is imposition of solution which may require aggressiveness, threats or unwillingness to cooperate.

Agreement between two parties can be made verbally, but in the heart conflict still continues, which may lead to killing of one party or opponent. It is difficult to resolve conflict except with God’s intervention.


1.3    Purpose of Study

The purpose of writing on this project topic is to help the reader to have a clearer perspective in conflict processes surrounding must Christian organization, thereby allowing him or her to adjust and choose the proper course of action in certain conflict situations.

  1. To help Christian leaders to have better way in resolving conflicts.
  2. To help people to follow God’s word and respond obediently in dealing with conflict situations.
  3. To help people understand that God can use pressure of conflict to further his purpose for our own good.
  4. To help people deal with conflict situations and not ignore them.
  5. To help people to glorify God in conflict rather than causing further confusion.


1.4    Significance of the Study

This project is the researcher’s effort in making conflict resolution achievable among Christians, and a way of promoting peace in the church.

It makes it possible for conflict to be resolved between the parties concerned only or through a third party as the scripture advices in Matthew 18:16 or through the church that will employ counselling, mediation or arbitration.


1.5    Scope of the Study

This project deals within the scope of conflict management among Christians. It discusses causes of conflict in three ways which include: lust for the things of the world, being in friendship with the world and lack of continuous prayer and Bible study.

Understanding in managing conflict is considered very important because conflict destroys faith and blights the Christian witness in the community. Some churches with a great history of evangelism and growth have been torn apart by dissension and factions and are now only a shadow of what they used to be. The effect of conflict in the church is seriously felt when people are not working together and this had wrecked churches and homes. The conflict management among Christians.

This project topic also discusses some steps to resolve conflict biblically and resolving conflict through Christian conciliation.


1.6    Limitations of the Study

  1. Time factor has been the major constraint in the execution of this project due to my commitment in the church as a pastor.
  2. Inadequate finance has also affected the number of books purchase.
  3. Inability to get many books that treat the topic.


1.7    Research Methodology

The research method adopted in this project is reading of the Bible, text books, Bible guides and hand books.


1.8    Definition of Terms

Conflict:  Mode, Oluwabamide, Akpan and Ekpa (2006) opines that there is absolutely no agreement among scholars on the concept of conflict even though there is no disagreement on its manifestation and impact on the society. Coser (1967) views conflict as a process and therefore regards it as a struggle over values and claims to scarce status, power and resources in which the aims of the opponent are to neutralize, injure or eliminate their rivals.


Management: Nwachukwu (2009) defined management as “getting things done through and with others”. He further defined it more scientifically as the coordination of all the resources of an organization through the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling in order to attain organization objectives. Management is the guidance or direction of people toward organizational goals or objectives. It can also be seen as the supervising, controlling and coordinating of activity to attain optimum results with organizational resources.

Christian: McClintock and Strong (1981) defined Christian as “the name given to those who believe Jesus to be the Messiah”.


Christianity: The World Book Encyclopedia volume 3 (1980) defined Christianity as “the religion founded upon the life and teaching of Jesus Christ”. It has spread throughout the world, and is the prevailing religion in the Western Hemisphere. There are about a billion Christians. They make up the largest religious group in the world. Christianity has influenced government, thought, and art for about 2,000 years.

Counselling: It is an aspect of the Christian ministry and is a spiritual approach which is designed for the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties, especially by a professional.



Conflict appears in Christian organizations in various forms with each situation unique and cannot be fully identical with any previous similar incidents. It would be proper then for any Christian leader to start facing a serious organizational crisis with a sense of helplessness and turn to God as what Moses usually did when the Israelites rebelled. To hear from God and discern His ways surely builds confidence and assurance that something good will come out when the church is stirred.

Pastors and Christian leaders should always recognize the headship of Christ in all matters and remember that the things that binds the Christians together are far more valuable than our seemingly ‘important concerns’. One should not be afraid of conflict but welcome it as an opportunity for the glory of God to shine in the midst of confusion.


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