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
Managing Parish Conflict
Assessing Conflict (Mind Map)
Five Levels of Conflict
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