Step 2: Evaluate: dangerousness, disruptiveness, offensiveness

Situations not requiring an immediate response will be referred to the appropriate group. Sometimes this is called the Response Team, Conflict Resolution Team, or an ad hoc committee appointed by the Board.

The team will respond to problems as they arise. There will be no attempt to define acceptable behavior in advance. In evaluating the problem, the following points should be considered:

Dangerousness: Is the behavior a threat or perceived threat to persons or property?

Disruptiveness: How much interference with church functions is going on?

Offensiveness: How likely is it that prospective or existing members will be driven away?