Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication

Taught by Betty Pries, CMed, MTS, PhD

Dates: April 15-May 26, 2020

Early registration deadline: March 25, 2020.
Final registration deadline: April 8, 2020.

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Conflict in the congregation is one of the most difficult experiences pastors and lay leaders will encounter while in ministry.  Conflict can destroy congregations.  Done well, however, engaging differences can be a sign of vitality, energy and spiritual maturity. Drawing from Biblical, theological, practical and spiritual sources, this course will explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging in differences within congregational life and in building congregational cultures that nurture the tender balance between honesty and kindness and that generate faithfulness and joy. Request a syllabus.

Betty Pries specializes in providing mediation, training, facilitation, coaching and consulting services for businesses, not for profit organizations, governments and churches. She is a sessional faculty member at AMBS. Read more about what Betty brings to this short course.

This course will be offered again next year from April 14 - May 25, 2021.

Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. They do not typically involve live video conversations (as in a webinar). And there are no grades and no papers!

For more information about what to expect from the course visit the short course details page.

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  • Anabaptist Short Course Bundle: US $995 total for four courses!
  • Early registration: US $300 per course
  • Regular registration: US $350 per course
  • Global South Scholarships are available.

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