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Jim van Yperen is the founder and executive director of Metanoia Ministries, a non-profit Christian ministry serving evangelical churches in conflict reconciliation and leadership formation. He has served hundreds of pastors and dozens of conflicted churches in the past decade, including serving six churches as Intentional Interim Pastor. Jim and his wife, Sharon, are the parents of two adult children and reside on a small sheep farm in East Washington, New Hampshire
Conflict abounds in the church of Jesus Christ. Reconciliation within the body, however, will not happen with the right 'method' or 'set of principles.' In Making Peace, readers are challenged to place their church and all of its dissension under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Van Yperen is the founder and executive director of Metanoia Ministries, a non-profit Christian ministry serving evangelical churches in conflict reconciliation and leadership formation.
- :<div>table Of Contents<br><b><br>part 1: The Mess We Are In</b><p>1. Root Causes Of Conflict<br><br>2. Toward A Theology Of Reconciliation<br><br>3. Leading And Forming Biblical Community<p><br><b>part 2: Why All Conflict Is About Leadership</b><p>4. A Biblical View Of Conflict<br><br>5. Passive Responders: Why Peacekeeping Is Not Peacemaking<br><br>6. Evasive Responders: Why You Can't Run Or Hide<br><br>7. Defensive Responders: Why Your Conflict Is Not About You<br><br>8. Aggressive Responders: Leaving Vindication For God<br><br>9. Church Conflict And Counterfeit Peace<p><br><b>part 3: On Becoming A Redemptive Community</b><p>10. Living Under Lordship: A Call To Submission<br><br>11. Living Into The Light: Why We Must Examine And Confront<br><br>12. Confession And Forgiveness: How We Must Respond<br><br>13. Discipline And Restitution: How We Are Re-formed</p></div>