This is an appropriate workshop for churches currently experiencing conflict – or those who simply want to work at preventing destructive conflict in the future. The facilitator is Richard Blackburn, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center executive director. Learn more here.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Introduction: The Nature and Role of Conflict; Conflict in the New Testament: Finding Renewal in Conflict
8:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Break
8:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Understanding Your Own Style of Response to Conflict
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Discovering Your Personal Style Profile for Communication in Groups; Interpreting Your Personal Style Profile: Your Unique Strengths and Potential Excesses
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: How to be Effective When People are Angry
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Congregational Conflict: The Dynamics of Conflict in the Church
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Congregational Conflict: Managing Conflict in the Church
Other topics that may be addressed include:
More about Conflict in the ChurchRegister
The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center provides unique programs in Christian peacemaking to churches, schools, and community groups. One of LMPC’s more popular programs available to groups is a workshop in conflict transformation suitable for church retreat weekends or Friday night and day-long Saturday workshops.