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Parish Health–Conflict Management Team Training Brisbane

7 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

7 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. 

SMBC Pastoral Care–Conflict Management in Churches

8 years ago

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SMBC I enjoyed the opportunity to be a guest lecturer in the Pastoral Care Skills course at Sydney Missionary and Bible College this evening.  We worked through dimensions of church conflict and considered pastoral aspects of understanding and responding to conflict.  Presentations and resources we considered this evening follow in this post. 

ABC’s of Church Conflict

8 years ago

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One of the helpful definitions of conflict () points out that there are always be three elements which interact when conflict gets inflamed and becomes damaging.    

Website woes

8 years ago

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Hi friends, My apologies to many who were trying to access materials over the weekend.  My four wordpress websites suffered a cyber attack on Friday last week which disabled all sites and closed off even my own access.  I had to take each of them down yesterday and rebuild them from scratch.  Thanks for your…

Managing Parish Conflict–Diocese of Melbourne Clergy Conference 2014

8 years ago

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It was good to catch up with friends in Melbourne this morning for a workshop at this year’s clergy conference.  I was given the topic of Parish Conflict – a bit of a regular with me these days. Please read more to get access to the links to the powerpoint presentation and also the resources…

10 reasons churches should be the experts in conflict resolution

8 years ago

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As I work around church communities, it is quite confronting to recognise that churches are naturally conflict prone.  We should be leaders within our communities, knowing and demonstrating reconciliation practices and then ministering these to families and community organisations.  Instead we spend a lot of time denying and suppressing our own conflict and never really…