When They Have a Dispute: The elders and conflict (Tim Bayly)
The Good Fight, Session 4: When They Have a Dispute: The elders and conflict — Tim Bayly
This message was originally given by Pastor Tim Bayly on 2/22/2017 at Clearnote Church (Bloomington, IN) as part of the 2018 Shepherd’s Conference, The Good Fight: Conflict in Christian Ministry.
The office of elder was instituted in order to mediate conflict among the people of God. But as elders mediate conflict, conflict arises among the elders as well. It is the pastor’s job to lead his elders through the divisions that come from shepherding the flock. This is among the most difficult and demanding things a pastor must do.