Thoroughly enjoyed another day working with the leaders engaged in Arrow 19. Again, lots of good discussion, and some interesting diversions into Emotional Intelligence and Brain Science. Links to resources and articles are below:
Great to spend the day with the BUV staff team today at Syndal Baptist Church. We explored Emotional and Social Intelligence and reflected on strategies to develop ESI skills.
We covered the reasons churches are both conflict prone and conflict averse. Looked at the dynamics of conflict, How to analyse a conflict and prepare well for facing it. We finished with some reflection on Matt 18 and the processes of dealing with interpersonal conflict.
I had never been up to the Bunya Mountains in SE Queensland before, so it was great to have Monday leading four sessions at the Darling Downs Presbytery retreat.
We looked at life cycles in rural churches, consultancy processes, and systemic health in churches. Great to meet many of the ministers in this region.