The Peace Making Church
WHO: Curtis Heffelfinger, who has served in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years.
HE SAYS: “Even a church and pastor with a self-confessed core value of peacemaking can come dangerously close to losing the battle on the unity front. It takes pastors and people alike committed with bulldog tenacity to nothing short of do-your-best guarding of church peace.”
THE BIG IDEA: This book offers eight biblical keys to resolve conflict and promote unity in the church.
Part 1, “Embracing the Priorities That Preserve Unity in Jesus’ Church,” examines our approach, thinking and view of ourselves as peace makers in the right way. Part 2, “Avoiding the Pitfalls That Threaten Unity in Jesus’ Church,” looks at the how’s, where’s and why’s of settling disputes, and Part 3, “Mastering the Practices That Foster Unity in Jesus’ Church,” discusses preventing relational disputes and honoring spiritual leaders for their exceptional work.