Communities necessitate structured agreements as well as a plan for what to do when we fail at those agreements. The document below provides some examples of Codes of Conduct as a starting place for community agreements.
There are many voices in the church which are passionate and some even bring forward necessary dissonance. Everyone does not agree. Frustrations, misunderstandings and conflict are just a few of the human markings which can diminish community effectiveness. But, these passions are things we can do something about. And, acknowledging our struggles can actually build up a community. Based on Matthew 18 consider formally adopting some parameters and guidelines for how your community will respect and communicate with one another. Each of the following pages offers a different starting place for your community.