Thank you for such lively conversation last week! We are looking forward to spending time together this Thursday, January 20, at 6:30PM. You may connect via the Zoom link below.
The following information will help you prepare for this class...
We realize that some of you may still not have received your copy of the book we are reading. We are providing a downloadable PDF summary of Chapters 3 and 4 of the book (attached at the bottom of this email). This will aid those of you who do not yet have the book and expect your copy to arrive soon. We have also adapted our class content so you will be able to engage in class discussion whether or not you have been able to complete the readings.
Please Save these Class Dates and Times on your Calendar: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm on January 20, January 27 and February 10, 2022 (not included on the banner above, but very much part of the course schedule).
ZOOM information for each class:
Meeting ID: 813 6824 7764
Required Class Materials: Bible, note pad, “The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” by Thomas Porter. Optional: Journal
Class 2 on January 20: Assessing Conflict
Pre-Class Assignment: Read & be prepared to discuss Part I: Chapters Three and Four (pages 39-72) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation.”
- Family Systems and Group Dynamics
- Location! Where you are in the conflict
- Responses: Fight, Flight or Freeze
- Identifying Support Systems
Assignment for next class: Read Part II: Chapters Five, Six and Seven (pages 75-110) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” before the next class.
Class 3 on January 27: Leading Through the Conflict
Pre-class assignment: Read and be prepared to discuss Part II: Chapters Five, Six and Seven (pages 75-110) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation.”
- Strategies for responding to Conflict
- Mediation Skills
- Prevention, Preparation, Intervention
- Introduction of Conflict Resolution Planning Template
Assignment for next class: Read Part II: Chapters Eight, Nine and Ten (pages 111-144) in “Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation” before the next class and begin work on the Conflict Resolution Plan for your church/ministry.
Class 4 on February 10: Conflict and Culture
Pre-class assignment: Read and be prepared to discuss Part II: Chapters Eight, Nine and Ten (pages 111-144) and your progress on the Conflict Resolution Plan for your church/ministry.
- Racism, Sexism, and More
- Boundaries in Relationships
- Refining your church’s Conflict Resolution Plan
Assignment: Complete and Submit Conflict Resolution Plan to Rev. Doris K. Dalton at email@example.com by February 17.
Certificates of Completion and Credits will be issued by March 1, 2022. To earn course credits for Advanced Lay Servants or CEUs for clergy, you must be attend all four classes and complete class assignments.
Questions about this class? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org