Do you need a Church-Split Protection Plan?

Do you need a Church-Split Protection Plan?
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Past experience of most churches include a series of church splits.

A true test of leadership ability is to recognize the problem before it becomes an emergency. One cannot allow circumstances to mold the future. Therefore, church split modes must be foreseen with preparation that includes the following steps:

1. Give your people freedom and never use fear in leadership.
2. Allow the congregation to experience and follow God.
3. Make your environment safe for people to approach you.
4. Always take the high road as a leader.
5. Accept responsibilities and be accountable.
6. Endorse growth and multiplication as healthy and necessary.
7. Continuously promote unity and togetherness in everything.

12 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 13, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jim Price Terry Wiles Ed Brewer while I am thinking about it
    Does you church have one already in place?
    Does your church need one today…
    We’ve worked on those before with great success

    We’ve seen churches splitting every couple of years without one
    No more than 2-3 weeks ago in a service when the altar was open the minister confessed thinking of splitting; we’ve seen churches exploding with growth then quickly shut down by a single or double split occurring
    within a few months one from another No one is insured against split(s)

    This morning in conference with a young minister we mentor, he shared being fed up and leaving to start a new work. The name of the new church was something like Spirit Pentecostal Life Independent Ministries. He asked me of my direction and I told him since this is already a done deal, change Ministries to Temple and the name will nicely short spell S.P.L.I.T.

    What is your church split plan to fall back on?

  • Jim Price
    Reply September 15, 2018

    Jim Price

    Using the gift of discernment I was able on two occasions to sense a split in the making and then challenged by; ” blessed are the peacemakers ” I was able to head off two splits. Start out by asking ; who is causing the rift? Then one tries to develop a close friendship with the dissatisfied one. In one case the real trouble maker was a man’s wife ( who was going through a midlife change. ) Often the real issue is something other than the one stated. In this case we organized a husband wife retreat and I tipped off the speaker/leader of the retreat, etc..Even so a split was barely avoided but within a year most of the issues were forgotten. In the second case a split was avoided but I ended up paying a dear price.

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 15, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jim same church? how far apart in time

    • Jim Price
      Reply September 15, 2018

      Jim Price

      Two different churches, 15 years apart.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Troy Day

      So not what OP is desiring – talking about churches who experience a split every 2-3 years Terry did you know?

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Terry Wiles

      Troy Day Happens a Lot in the south.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Troy Day

      cutting it close before church time today ?

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Terry Wiles

      In Guatemala. Service starts in 2 hours here. Will post a picture maybe. Then headed to the Peruvian Amazon to meet with pastors there.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Troy Day

      in Guatemalia near the lake of Galilee

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Terry Wiles

      Just finished church services.

    • Terry Wiles
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Terry Wiles

      Near lake Atitlan

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 16, 2018

      Troy Day

      No church is insured from church splits

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