Anglican Diocese of Bathurst – Clergy Conference

I am enjoying being part of the Diocese of Bathurst Clergy Conference this week discussing the dynamics of change and transition in church communities.  Following are the notes, Powerpoints and resources from the conference.

Over the three days together we have worked on change and conflict management.

Notes from the Conference

Managing Change and Transition

The life cycle of a congregation

Change and Transition

Understanding Church Systems

Leading Change


Managing Parish Conflict

Parish Conflict

Assessing Conflict (Mind Map)

Five Levels of Conflict

Managing Polarities

Conflict Styles (PDF) (PPT)

Leading through conflict

Covenant Commitments for Christians in Times of Tension

Sample Staff Team Covenant

Steps toward interpersonal reconciliation

Sample Parish Grievance Procedure