Registration Deadline: August 20 | Click Here to Register
His face was flushed as he purposely came towards me on the church patio. After all these months I thought Bill was excited to see me. I was wrong. He immediately complained about a staff member, the leadership of the church, and how I had no courage during the COVID crisis because I did not arbitrarily open the church and let people take off their masks. He said I was a coward and should have stood up for the rights of Christians to worship. The parting shot was him saying his family might leave the church.
Over the last year I’ve experienced more conflict than ever before. How about you? Finding that ministry had dissolved in maintaining unity and addressing conflict and complaints found me thinking about wearing an umpire’s uniform for worship.
Is there a proven process that can be used to manage oneself when you find people who are coming at you in an aggressive and angry manner? Absolutely.
Please join us on Thursday, August 26 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. PST for a hands on workshop to help you manage people who have frustration and anger using empathy, listening, and reframing. Advance registration is required, and the deadline to register is Friday, August 20. Registered participants will be contacted via email with the Zoom link within 24 hours before the event.
I will be joined by Michael Boyle, founder of BOB Search, an executive search firm. Michael is a master communicator, trainer, and skilled negotiator who has taught this course to help pastors in a very complicated and complex world.
About Thomas Brashears: Ordained 35 years, Tom has been a mission pastor, associate pastor, and senior leader in large churches in almost every role in ministry in the church setting. His background includes earning a BA in Business at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), M.Div. at Graduate Theological Union in (Berkeley, CA)., Masters of Science in Organization Development (Pepperdine, CA) HR Cert. at University California (Irvine, CA), trained facilitator for "God Dreams" with Auxano, Succession Planning with Wil Heath, XChange facilitator, Strategy and Human Interaction Certificate from National Training Labs (Bethel, Maine), and continuing education at NonProfit Think Tank, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). He currently is President of Cascade Consulting, which works with pastors and churches in getting results.
Log in to add a comment
Click Here For Content Archives