Understanding Conflict Advanced

Credence and Co.

This workshop, uses the two lenses of conflict drivers and conflict paradoxes, and considers seemingly intractable conflicts and their transformation.  Questions for consideration include the nature of intractability, de-escalation strategies, transforming intractable conflicts and engaging emotions. This workshop builds on Understanding Conflict: Foundations.  It is highly interactive, insightful, engaging and critical for all those who wish …
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Changing Church: Mission, Leadership, & Beloved Community

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

What does it mean to lead during a time of religious, sociocultural, and environmental upheaval? What can churches do differently to better reflect and nurture gospel values and God’s dream of a just, reconciled, Spirit-filled world? This course in missional leadership will ask these and related questions. We will explore concepts and experience practices of …
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Hybrid Ministry in a Post-Pandemic Church

Luther Seminary

Whether you’re high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech whatsoever, it’s nearly impossible to miss the shift that’s taking place in our culture. Curiosity is on the rise. Participation is sparking creativity and connection. For the first time ever, digital technology is shaping our values. Our churches need the capacity and will to engage with a changing culture—one …
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Pastoral Response to Mental Health Practicing for Heaven: 1-Day Seminar

Trinity School for Ministry

Mental Health Professionals are trained to treat issues hindering mental wellness from a starting point of diagnosing what is wrong to make interventions, a noble and helpful calling. Christian faith adds much by casting a vision for human flourishing grounded in God’s intent for those created in His Image. Christ who is the image of …
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Conversations that Inspire Change

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Faculty: The Rev. Canons Chris Streeter and Dan Morrow Description: As we approach a full year living through the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are keenly aware of the heightened anxiety present in our lives and the lives of those we have been called to serve. Pastoral conversations increasingly include expressions of worry, anger, and …
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Small Group Ministry: Leadership Development for Facilitators. How to create and maintain small groups

Virginia Theological Seminary

Now more than ever, small groups are a cornerstone of the church. In the first few hundred years of the church, small groups were the way in which the church gathered and disciples were formed. People would meet in homes for fellowship, share how they connected scripture to their lives, and grow spiritually with one …
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