Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches (May 20, 2017, Hinsdale, IL)
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop. Conflict is a normal part of life, even in the church. Understanding this can help church members realize that they should not be surprised or ashamed when they experience conflict in their faith communities. What is important is how the conflicts that inevitably arise are addressed. The Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop teaches some basic skills that will help participants manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner.
The goal of the workshop is prevention. We want participants to gain the understanding and the skills needed to prevent destructive conflicts. We also want participants to see how church conflict can be transformed into an opportunity to learn something new about Gods will for their church.
The workshop on Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches is being offered by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center as part of its ongoing mission "to proclaim Christ's good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation."
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Introduction: The Nature and Role of Conflict
Conflict in the New Testament: Finding Renewal in Conflict
Self-Assessment Exercise: Understanding and Improving Your Own Style of Response to Conflict
Lunch (on-site, cost included in registration)
Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: How to be Effective When People are Angry
Congregational Conflict: Understanding Conflict in Groups and How to Manage It
Union Church of Hinsdale
137 S. Garfield Avenue - Hinsdale, IL
(Western suburb of Chicago)
The preregistration fee is $79.00. If received after May 5, 2017 the fee is $89.00. For those who register after May 12, 2017, or at the door, the fee is $99.00. Fee includes training manual, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable administration fee of $25.00, if LMPC receives notice of cancellation by May 12, 2017, otherwise no refund will be issued.
By registering for this event, it is understood that all registrants have read and agree to the cancellation policy spelled out in the above registration fee section.
For a brochure with the full information for this event click here
Union Church of Hinsdale (View)
137 S. Garfield Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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