Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution will be offered virtually on March 13th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm by ZOOM. The Rev Molly Shivers, Director of Conflict Transformation Ministries for the NCCUMC will lead the class.
Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. Cost is $15.00. Registration ends March 7th.
- Encounter conflict as a positive force and spiritual pursuit that is grounded in biblical principles, love of God, neighbor, and self
- Experience preparation steps for the work of engaging conflict
- Consider how to engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes
Order the required textbook – The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Thomas Porter. (Link to order the text will be in the email you receive after registering.)
Please read the text prior to class. In addition, preparing a short sermon to share is part of the class. Directions will be sent several weeks in advance (after a paid registration) with time to prepare before the virtual class.
If you have questions about the registration, you are asked to call the District Office (919.779.9435) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.