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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, conflict. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.


If conflict is "to be different, opposed, or contradictory," then conflict is inevitable. Everywhere we turn there are examples of conflict. All one needs to do is tune into the news or simply drive across town, and conflict will present itself.

Sometimes we see conflict ending inappropriately (or worse), but a healthy resolution to conflict should be the goal. Scripture encourages us, as Paul shares, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."

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Books & Articles


Caring Enough to Confront, by David Augsburger

Conflict simply is. Believing that we can somehow avoid it can only damage our relationships, but when we learn to integrate our needs and wants with those of others, it can be a catalyst in our relationships for deeper loving care. Dr. David Augsburger's Caring Enough to Confront is a classic in Christian peacemaking. It teaches the reader how to build trust, cope with blame and prejudice, and be honest about anger and frustration. The book is accessible on Amazon in print or digital formats by clicking here.

Crucial Conversations, by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Emily Gregory

This New York Times bestseller and business classic has been fully updated for a world where skilled communication is more important than ever. Whether they take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, crucial conversations have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you'll never have to worry about the outcome of a crucial conversation again. The book is accessible on Amazon in print, digital, or audio formats by clicking here.

Not In It To Win It, by Pastor Andy Stanley

The reaction of evangelicals to political and cultural shifts in recent years revealed what they value most. Lurking beneath our Bible-laced rhetoric, faith claims, books, and sermons is a relentless drive to WIN! But the church is not here to win. By every human measure, our Savior lost. On purpose. With a purpose.

And we are his body. We are not in it to win anything. We are in it for something else entirely. That something else is what this book is about. The book is available through various resources by clicking here. The link also provides a short video trailer about the book by Pastor Andy Stanley.

Singing in Babylon, by Jeff Lucas

Everyone has to live with second choices—events and circumstances that they would not choose, some trivial, some tragic. Daniel was a man whose life was filled with second choices, but he did more than just survive; he stayed faithful to God and thrived. Down-to-earth but inspirational, Singing in Babylon explores how the reader, like Daniel, can find purpose and meaning in life’s second choices. Available in print and digital formats here.

Surprised by Hope, by N. T. Wright

Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus’s resurrection—the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God’s kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Available in print, digital, and audio formats here.


Hope, by Jeff Lucas

Read an touching story of how faith is displayed through the life of a little girl named Hope. Read Hope by Pastor Jeff Lucas.

Worship Songs

Worship Songs

A Spotify playlist with songs that encourage unity and togetherness, called Conflict, is accessible by clicking here.

Goodness of God

How do we respond to life's challenges and the burdens we carry? By pouring out our hearts through singing and praise, we place our trust into the loving arms of our Maker — into the "Goodness of God." You are not alone. Watch the full video on YouTube by clicking here.

Bible Verses

“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Spoken by King Solomon in Proverbs 12:18

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Spoken by James in James 1:19-20

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Spoken by Peter in 1 Peter 3:8-9

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Spoken by King Solomon in Proverbs 15:1

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 5:9

Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Messages

Pastor Jeff Lucas discusses the subject of conflict. In a world that has been so divided over the last couple of years, let’s think about how we can disagree agreeably, really hear each other, and get along in our diverse opinions. His message can be accessed by clicking here.

As a reminder of the role our tongues can play in conflict, Pastor Jeff Lucas speaks on the subject of guarding our words in a recent series about the book of James. His message can be accessed by clicking here.

What would our relationships and our communities look like if the people of God were quick to listen and slow to speak and slow to be angry? Pastor John Mehl discusses the subject of guarding our words, a message delivered at the Windsor campus, accessible by clicking here.

Crisis & Counseling

Crisis & Counseling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out anytime:
(800) 273-8255

ReStory Counseling Center

Restoration Counseling offers individual, couples, and teen therapy in Colorado and spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and coaching via tele-health to those who desire to LOVE THEIR STORY and LIVE RESTORED.
(970) 672-7974

Colorado Crisis Services

Help with mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Confidential and immediate support 24/7/365 with locations in Greeley, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, and more.
(844) 493-8255

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Crisis and suicide resources and print materials are available, including prevention materials, suicide loss resources, gun safety, and more.
Email: cdphe.information@state.co.us


An anonymous way for people to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others. Provides technical assistance to schools and communities before and after tragic events. Educates, and provides awareness and outreach to encourage reporting and breaking the code of silence.
Hotline: (877) 542-7233
(720) 508-6800

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