A Note from Eugene Neudorf
Director of Church Development (CCD of the C&MA)
On October 17, 2019, the District Ministry Centre is hosting a one-day workshop on Conflict Resolution, facilitated by Alan Simpson (see bio below). All Senior/Lead pastors and their staff are invited to attend. We believe this workshop will be very helpful to you in bringing greater relational and spiritual health to you and your congregation. Below you will find some pertinent details, including the cost, a description of the workshop and Alan’s bio. Note that we’ve been able to keep the cost affordable because the District is supplementing this event.
(which includes lunch & a manual)
Pre-workshop Exercise: If you want to get the most out of this training experience, we strongly recommend that you take the Kraybill Style Matters conflict style assessment. It can be accessed online for $7.95 USD at https://www.riverhouseepress.com/.
Who should come to this event? All CCD C&MA Licensed Workers and church staff.
This experiential one-day workshop examines principles, concepts and methods of the interest-based approach to conflict resolution and mediation within a biblical worldview. It focuses on the practice of facilitating the differences that cause tension between people. You will come away with an awareness of your default patterns and value other options for resolving conflict with and between people in the church context.
In Session One we will explore how your belief about conflict affects your approach to conflict with others. This session will also look at a biblical approach to peace and conflict in the church. We will apply practical communication tools and effective conflict management strategies aimed at resolving conflict in the church.
In Session Two we will practice a simple model for collaborative peacemaking that has a proven track record of increased success in the church. We will gain an understanding of the role of the ‘mediator’, the process of mediation and how to engage in formal and informal mediation.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Session One: Peace and Conflict in the Church
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Session Two: Mediating between Conflicted Christians
Alan would also like to hear from you prior to the workshop by responding to one or more of the following three survey questions. (Please return directly to email@example.com before October 12)
What kinds of conflict do you find most difficult to resolve?
When you encounter negative conflict what is your go to response?
What would make a one day workshop on conflict worth your time?
Alan Simpson (BTH, MA, CRC, HRC, ACLCR) is a facilitator, instructor, conflict coach and mediator for individuals and groups. He provides engagement processes and training seminars for leaders and their organizations nationally and internationally.
Over the past 15 years Alan has been involved in The Christian Missionary and Alliance in BC, AB, SK and ON. His contribution with the CMA has been in the areas of transitional leadership, conflict management and leadership training.
Alan has 30 years of experience in pastoring, coaching and training adults, families and organizations in communication skills, change management and conflict engagement. He has worked with businesses, schools, government staff, churches, non-profit boards and faith-based organizations. Alan is a sessional instructor for the Justice Institute of BC, a mediator/facilitator in private practice and lives in Armstrong, BC.
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