New Horizons Community Church is a health church with a history of clear vision and strong strategy. It has enjoyed a long-term pastor at the helm, an active staff, and three different congregations under one leadership team. NHCC appears to be the ideal church.
In 2011, the church entered a period of conflict due to the neglect of the relational component; closed meetings were held, lines were drawn, and sides chosen. The pastor left, followed by a key staff member, and soon others were leaving and deep friendships were destroyed.
The result was a confused group of people, reeling from the shock of conflict. Many did not understand what had happened and felt marginalized. Some remained loyal to the pastor, while others struggled with guilt and second-guessed decisions made. All wrestled with how to resolve the strife and move beyond the conflict.