Upcoming Conflict Training Opportunities

This fall there will be two online Zoom trainings for developing tools for conflict resolution:

  • Conflict Coaches Training is to train up coaches who can assist congregations and pastors in conflict resolution in their respective areas of the country.  
  • Congregational Conflict Team Training is for congregations to develop their very own conflict teams to help their congregation develop good processes for conflict resolution.

Conflict affects up to 40% of congregations at any given time to the point of disrupting mission.  Jesus gave us some clear processes for dealing with conflict along with numerous other Scripture passages which indicate clear means of reconciliation.  

We live in a world where there is so much division!  Why not become a part of the conflict resolution revolution! 

Would you as a pastor or lay leader have interest in becoming a conflict coach?  Would your congregation be interested in having a small group of individuals form a team for conflict resolution? 

Both events give training in understanding conflict from a systems perspective, learning to identify sources of anxiety in congregational conflict, and developing skills in the conflict resolution process.

The Conflict Coaches Training is a two day Zoom event held Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CDT.  In this workshop, conflict coaches are specifically trained to go into congregations in their region/area and to listen for the parts that conflicted parties play in a system and lead them into a healthy conflict resolution process.

The Congregational Conflict Team Training is a one-day Zoom event on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CDT. The Conflict Teams training consists of going through a conflict manual which teams keep as a guide, evaluating case studies, and helping participants learn how to set up a conflict team in their congregation using the same conflict resolution process coaches use.

Our hope is that getting this Conflict Resolution DNA into our congregations may help them develop healthy processes for finding mutually agreeable solutions when conflict occurs – before it disrupts mission. 

If you are interested in becoming a part of this movement either as a coach or developing a team in your congregation, contact Perry Fruhling, Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry for LCMC at perry@lcmc.net or (319) 575-8849 to register or for more information.

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