When conflict in the church is ongoing, time becomes your enemy. People can tolerate only for so long the tension that unresolved conflict produces. Then there is a "breaking-out," an escalation, and a deterioration of the situation - the impact of which can last for years.
The sooner you realize that failed efforts to contain the conflict have actually been counter-productive, the closer you will be to finding an approach that actually helps.
If you come to the understand that its time to change the way the conflict within your congregation is being handled, call me, Dr. Ken Newberger. I will show you a better way.