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
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.
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
Tim and I joined Chaplaincy Australia via Zoom to offer professional development for supervisors, mentors, and chaplains 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.
Tim and I enjoyed spending the last couple of days with the Presbyterian Church Consultancy Team equipping them in responding to churches who are navigating conflict. The consultancy team Drobox has been updated with new resources.
Tim and I are currently presenting on conflict at The Abbey on Raymond Island for the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland Clergy Conference.
The presentations and resources we have referred to are available below.
Tim and I enjoyed our connection with the Encounter Youth team in Adelaide on the 2nd and 3rd of August.
The presentations are available below, along with resources we referred to during the time.
Tim and I were with the Arrow 14 Executive Leadership Cohort this afternoon. Below are the presentations and links to resources Tim referred to in the session.
Tim and I enjoyed catching up with Elders and Church Council members in Adelaide on the 11th of July.
The presentation is available below, along with several resources we made available and referred to during the evening.
My associate Luke and I were warmly welcomed to Georges River Life Church for the Transform Southern Sydney Leadership Conference on Saturday. Thanks to all who made it an enjoyable day. We were able to explore several areas of managing church conflict together. Full notes, presentations and the results of the brainstorm and the mentimeter survey are available from the TSS team.