Tool: Conflict Transformation

As a natural and normal part of human interactions conflicts sometimes arise in our congregations and ministries. Sometimes stepping back and addressing the answers to these questions will help us navigate conflicts in a way that honors one another respectfully.



“Transformation is a process…. a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountain tops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” 

-Rick Warren

Ways in which you can do this:

  • Provide education regarding trauma, its experiences and affects
  • Seek trauma experts for assistance if needed (See list of resources)
  • Respond to the needs of those with trauma experiences
  • Adapt to the needs of those feeling trauma reactions
  • Be aware of secondary trauma