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Discerning the dynamics

Nicky von Fraunhofer explores how group work can be used to manage disagreements within congregations

CHURCH life is full of groups that are work­ing together to bring in the Kingdom. For most people, one would hope that life is har­monious; but, when it is not, solutions are often sought at an individual, interpersonal level. I would like to explore how conflict may be understood at a wider group or congrega­tional level, and consider how group dy­­namics can be used to facilitate conflict-resolution.

The following hypothetical story illustrates some common dynamics that may be ...

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