Parish Support Teams Training – Diocese of Melbourne

5 years ago, the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne began training and mobilising Parish Support Teams composed of lay and clergy who are able to work with parishes in conflict.  It was great to be back working with the teams for a training update day in the Diocesan offices right at St Paul’s Cathedral.

We reflected on the early part of Ephesians 4 and worked through advanced conflict mapping skills and revised the categories of conflict. Debriefing current assignments the team is engaged in is always an important part of the day.  Luke and I introduced the facilitation of structured listening groups.

Resources are in the team Dropbox.

Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT – Church Consultancy Training

Tim and I were privileged to spend time with the Specialised Consultancy Team and Regional Ministers at the Ministry and Learning Centre in Macquarie Park. We spent time reflecting on Acts 15 before working through a range of resources to assist churches who are navigating conflict. We outlined Christopher Moore’s 5 causal elements of conflict before revisiting the 5 categories of conflict. We included practical skilling around facilitating listening groups and the Samoan circle. We shared updated versions of resources. Alan Kelshaw, one of the highly experienced former members of the team has recently published on navigating conflict and gave us permission to use his helm model. See Navigating Community Conflict for more on the HELM model.

The notes and resources can be found in SharePoint.

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Chaplaincy Australia – Providing support in times of conflict

Tim and I joined Chaplaincy Australia supervisors and mentors from Perth via Zoom to resource them to support supervisors and mentors when they face times of conflict.

The presentation from the workshop and resources referred to will be emailed to those who participated by the Chaplaincy Australia team.

The workshop is being repeated on the evening of March 20. See Coming Events on the Chaplaincy Australia website for more information.