Congregational Mediation

McHugh & Chen are trained congregational consultants who have assisted congregations in crisis, in conflict and/or in transition between pastors. Congregation mediation is particularly useful when congregations are coping with numerical growth or decline; anticipating a building or capital campaign; moving through a pastoral transition; preparing for long-range planning; anticipating staff changes; recovering from an organizational trauma.

The consultations have included:

  • pastor/congregation conflicts
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • value based disputes
  • congregational analysis
  • governance
  • communication
  • member relations
  • conflict pattern
  • congregational processes
  • mission and identity
  • congregational characteristics
  • structure
  • ideology