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Churches of Christ–South Australia

2 years ago

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I love visiting South Australia.  It was great to meet up with some old friends and to work with the Churches of Christ in establishing conflict competency among pastors and leaders.  We looked at a range of areas over Friday night and Saturday.  The notes and resources follow:

Arrow Leadership 15

2 years ago

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I always enjoy the days I have the opportunity to work with Arrow Leadership participants.  Great to have the day with Group 15 yesterday at the Edmund Rice Centre, Amberley. Links to notes and resources are below:

Conflict Competencies for Christian Leaders

2 years ago

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The following constructive behaviours have been shown in research to be associated with positive outcomes to conflict. The Destructive / Damaging behaviours have been shown to lead to significant escalation of conflict and poor resolutions and outcomes[1].

A Non Personal Complaints Process

2 years ago

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Sample Non-Personal Complaints Process All churches and particularly their pastoral leaders have an agenda of growth and transformation in people’s lives. While this is positive and healthy, it often means change and challenge for church members. There are times when church members have a concern that they would like to raise with church leadership which…

SMBC Pastoral Care–Conflict in the Church Workshop

3 years ago

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Great to be back at Sydney Missionary and Bible College today to teach on conflict in Christian Communities. 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…

Parish Health–Conflict Management Team Training Brisbane

3 years ago

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Still clear, sunny and warm in Brisbane for another day of training in Conflict Management skills. This time for a team of clergy and lay who may form the basis of a conflict consultancy team.   We met at St Francis College for the day to explore the dynamics of conflict and a range of interpersonal…

Equipping Priests in Charge–Brisbane

3 years ago

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It has been a pleasant change to have a few days in Brisbane over our Tasmanian winter.  Friday was a day of training and equipping for Priests in Charge in the Diocese of Brisbane around the management of Parish Conflict.