February 19th – Lay Servants Lead Conflict Resolution.
Pathways: Missions, Administrative Committees, Lay Pastoral Caregiving Teams
Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.
- Encounter conflict as a positive force and spiritual pursuit that is grounded in biblical principles, love of God, neighbor, and self
- Experience preparation steps for the work of engaging conflict
- Consider how to engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes
About the Book: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation (by Thomas Porter):
Transforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self. This book is a resource for leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants who want to approach the work in this way. Part 1 explains how we can prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict. Part 2 explores how we engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes. Interwoven with the practical instructions are stories that illustrate the potential for this new “justpeace” approach.
This class will be held virtually on Saturday, February 19th from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
A link to the text that you will need to purchase and read prior to the 19th is given in the registration confirmation.
Registration link is open until Monday, February 14th at 11pm to give the attendee time to purchase and read.
Registration fees will not be refunded unless the class is canceled by the LSM Director.
Please call or email the District Office with any questions about registration:
email@example.com or 919.779.9435
If you have any questions about the course, you are invited to contact
District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries
Ken Ripley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.314.5731