Diversity is becomming a prominent phenomenon of our society within a postmodern context. Many
clergy and church members believe it threatens the peace and stability of churches and local
congregations. Seemingly, diversity contributes to the escalation of conflict and the stress levels
church leaders are experiencing. This article attempts to analize and describe the phenomenon of
diversity from the angles of postmodernity, personality preferences and systems thinking. The
research is based upon the hypothesis that diversity does not necessarily threaten the unity of
local congregations. The manifestation of unity within diversity is only possible if leaders are
sensitized to manage the challenges of pluriformity.