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:
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.