Antagonists in the Church
I have seen the damage an antagonist can do to a congregation, and it isn’t pretty. Kenneth Haughk does us a real service in identifying some of the patterns involved in dealing with an antagonist and in providing some ways to operate.
Fortunately for me, what I have seen has been in other congregations; I haven’t had to deal with an antagonist in any of the churches I have led. So I feel somewhat unable to give much perspective on this one. That said, I’m sure some of you have had to deal with it.
What was your experience like? How did you handle it? What did you do, right or wrong? And what advice would you give the rest of us?