Conflict In The Church: The Uncomfortable Reality

John Paul Lathrop
2015 Jurnal Jaffray  
The apostle Paul, writing to Timothy, said "If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task" (1 Tim. 3:1, NIV). The work is definitely noble but the task is not always easy. Timothy knew that because he was in the troubled church of Ephesus at the time when Paul wrote to him. Paul also knew that the ministry is difficult. Conflict is all too often a part of Christian ministry. In this brief article, we explore three kinds of conflict that a minister may encounter in the
more » ... encounter in the church. Paul was experienced in all of them and so I will focus our attention on his experience.
doi:10.25278/jj.v13i2.177.185-196 fatcat:ykff7x2nozeu5hnmehmij3jhma