Wednesday, September, 18, 2019
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Creighton University Retreat Center (16493 Contrail Ave., Griswold, IA 51535-4296)
The Gift of Conflict: Many churches and people in general are afraid of conflict and avoid it at all costs, but conflict is a gift! Conflict is simply the presence of two or more ideas occupying the same space. A congregation must have some conflict to be a healthy, vital congregation. If there is no conflict in a congregation it means there is nothing worth being passionate or excited about. Apathy is a bigger stumbling block to vitality than conflict. How we choose to handle conflict can either be constructive or destructive to our life together in faith. This teaching session will out line some of the critical concepts of effective conflict management and offer some techniques to transform the struggle from something to be feared into the gift it can be for your congregation. The workshop will be led by members of the Iowa Conference Conflict transformation team coordinated by Rev. Dave Crow, Chairperson & Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson, Director of Congregational Excellence.