Misunderstandings and conflicts are inevitable within communities, including church families and even church staffs. These challenges can become a source of understanding and blessing, and can be a powerful witness to God’s character. Join us as we seek to become people of peace, as we identify ways to resolve conflicts with grace and wisdom.
You are invited to join us for a special day of training at Taylor – either as an individual or as a ministry team. It’s a day that will prove to be valuable for any church or organization!
In this day-long workshop we will work toward understanding the types of conflict we all experience daily, examine our own personal conflict style, and build a toolkit to help us resolve conflicts with grace and wisdom. It is not unusual to view conflict as something to prevent or avoid. Through this workshop we will see that although conflict is inevitable, it can lead to positive outcomes. Together we will learn how to find opportunities in conflict.
Tyler Williams is Pastor of Greenfield Community Church and a former professor of Old Testament at Taylor University College.
Session 1: Theology of Conflict
Our first session will provide us with a theological model of conflict which will help us reframe our thinking around conflict, to help us see it as a positive, and help us find the opportunity that conflict offers us in our relationships.
Heather Breitkreuz is an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and a former Instructor at the U of A Faculty of Education; she is on staff at the E P Wahl Centre.
Session 2: Conflict Styles Assessment (Thomas-Kilmann)
Our second session will lead us in an exploration of the five approaches to addressing conflict; the pros and cons of using each style, and how to respond to someone else's style. Through completing the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Style Assessment, we will learn how to flex we own personal conflict style to work best in a variety of situations.
Corey Anderson is a Registered Family Mediator (Alberta Family Mediation Society), working with Fairway Divorce Solutions. He is Chair of the board at Terwillegar Community Church and a former Alliance pastor. He feels a distinct call to use his pastoring background and skills in conflict mediation to work with churches.
Session 3: Collaboration Skills
Our third session will lead us through the collaboration process, including the steps needed to lay the groundwork for ensuring both parties are prepared to enter into conflict resolution. Finally we will work through a variety of scenarios to equip us with tangible experience and skills in handling common conflicts in a church.
At the end of this workshop, we will be able to:
A catered lunch will be provided - please let us know of any dietary concerns
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