Upcoming Workshops

Forming Peaceable Congregations: A Biblical Perspective

Dates: November 15-16, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo
Cost: $275 + HST
Facilitators: Thomas R. Yoder Neufield

Description:

To which biblical passages do we turn when we are hurting and angry? What do judgment, mercy and forgiveness mean when the Body of Christ is torn by conflict?
This workshop assumes that the Bible is a critical conversation partner when we experience conflict in our congregation. As a group, participants will be invited to wrestle theologically and biblically toward a theology of healing, hope and transformation.
This is a required course in the Certificate in Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership. 

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Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders

Dates: February 27 & 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo
Cost: $275.00 + HST
Facilitators: Keith Regehr and John Borthwick

Description: Conflict within churches can involve complex dynamics and highly-charged emotions, leaving those involved with deep hurt and pain. Often people from all “sides” of the conflict look to their pastors and lay leaders for assistance in helping to resolve these tensions. Being an “insider third party” – that is knowing the parties involved while seeking to help those parties to resolve their conflicts presents unique challenges for church leaders. In this two-day course, participants will learn informal mediation and coaching skills to help support congregants experiencing conflict while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

This is a required course in the Certificate in Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership.

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Exploring Healthy Boundaries In Ministry

Dates: May 2 & 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo
Cost: $275.00 + HST
Facilitators: Marg Van Herk-Paradis

Description: Ministry is about coming alongside those to whom we minister in the messiness of life – messiness that takes us to deep and profound places.  In this context, it can be challenging to define and set boundaries; yet, to do so is critical for healthy relationships.

This two-day workshop will explore both traditional views and the latest research on healthy boundaries.  We will examine the various types of boundary crossings, the importance of vulnerability and emotional intelligence, the impact of the emotional health of the clergy or lay leader, the dynamics of power and how to build greater resilience in ministry.  Once completed, participants will have a greater understanding of boundaries and will gain several practical tools related to setting appropriate boundaries, caring for oneself and others that brings about healing and growth.

For more information visit the Conrad Grebel University College website.


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