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Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is hosting its Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop. Conflict is a normal part of life, even in the church. Understanding this can help church members realize that they should not be surprised or ashamed when they experience conflict in their faith communities. What is important is how the conflicts that inevitably arise are addressed. The Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop teaches some basic skills that will help participants manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner.

The goal of the workshop is prevention. We want participants to gain the understanding and the skills needed to prevent destructive conflicts. We also want participants to see how church conflict can be transformed into an opportunity to learn something new about Gods will for their church.

The workshop on Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches is being offered by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center as part of its ongoing mission "to proclaim Christ's good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation."

Location
This event will be conducted online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link via email shortly before the webinar begins.

Workshop Schedule
Saturday, July 18, 2020

9:00-10:30
Introduction:  The Nature and Role of Conflict
Conflict in the New Testament: Finding Renewal in Conflict


10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-12:00
Self-Assessment Exercise: Understanding and Improving Your Own Style of Response to Conflict

12:00-1:00
Lunch Break

1:00-2:30
Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: How to be Effective When People are Angry

2:30-2:45
Break

2:45-4:30
Congregational Conflict: Understanding Conflict in Groups and How to Manage It

Registration Fee
For individuals who register by July 3, 2020 the fee is $99.00. For groups of four to six who register by July 3, the fee is $89 apiece; for groups of 7 or more who register by July 3, the fee is $79 apiece. All members of the group must register together before the deadline to receive the discounted price. After July 3, the fee for all registrants will be $129. Register here.

The fee includes a training manual, which will be mailed to your street address. When registering, please be sure to have readily available all contact info including name, street address, preferred email address, phone number, and church or organization  for each group member so that we can send a hard copy of the manual and email a Zoom link to each registrant.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable administration fee of $25.00 if LMPC receives notice of cancellation by July 3, 2020; otherwise, no refund will be issued. All refunds subject to approval. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LMPC at 630-627-0507.

By registering for this event, it is understood that all registrants have read and agree to the cancellation policy spelled out in the above registration fee section.

For a brochure with the full information for this event click here


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058