Increasing Resilience in Adversity (COVID-19)

Resilience is a dynamic capacity comprising the attitudes, the skills and the resources to cope effectively with adversity, to recover quickly from unusual stress, to respond positively to significant challenges, and to adapt learning to positively tackle difficult problems. Resilience is complex involving personal attributes, acquired knowledge and wisdom, learned behaviours, important external support relationships and access to resources. The following workshop sheet is adapted for COVID-19 from training sessions conducted by The Johnmark Extension over the last 5 years.

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Conflict in Ministry – The Gospel Coalition – Melbourne

I am looking forward to a discussion today around conflict in ministry – signs, prevention and reconciliation with the Gospel Coalition gathering in Melbourne. The presentation and a couple of files are included below.

More documents may be added as we open discussion questions and reflect together on issues related to conflict and reconciliation.

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SMBC Pastoral Care – Guest session on Conflict in Christian Communities

Great to spend the evening with students in the Pastoral Care class at Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Croyden, We explored unique features of conflict in churches, Jesus’ teaching on conflict in Matthew’s gospel, the constituent parts of conflict and how to care for those experiencing conflict and respond to conflict in churches. The notes from our three sessions are linked below.

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Anglican Diocese of Sydney – Parish Recovery and Support Teams

It was good to continue training the Parish Recovery Consultancy Teams for the Diocese of Sydney today. We worked through strategies and skills for supporting parishes in times of tension and recovery. Part of our learning was exploring dimensions of complex systems theory as it applies to the unique elements of helping church communities process difficult events in their communal life. Notes and tools including the final discussion around Belbin Team roles have been updated to our team dropbox.