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This four-part workshop presents our full day Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation seminar Bible study on reconciling relationships and resolving conflict. In this power-packed presentation, you will see how God’s ministry of reconciliation is meant to be lived out in your daily life. You’ll learn practical ways to apply your Christian faith in family, business, church, and legal conflicts. Since all children of God are called to be peacemakers, this Bible study is appropriate for every Christian. Church leaders who have responsibilities for teaching and assisting others in their conflicts will find this seminar especially helpful for assisting others to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner.

Rev. Phil Heiser, Rev. Warren Geraghty

Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation Part 1

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We sing in the familiar hymn, "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness." These words are all the more true when we're embroiled in conflict. Join us to hear how this simple, but profound truth changes everything.

Dwight Schettler

Proclaiming God's Forgiveness Offers the Best Hope

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A compelling vision of power dynamics for the church - Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of interpersonal dynamics to understand is power. All relationships have power dynamics at work that continuously shape the level of impact we have on one another. It is essential for leaders (in particular) to pay closer attention to the ways power is at work in their relationships, in order to steward it more effectively. Together we will examine the different types of power and how to assess our own power thoughtfully, intentionally, and redemptively. How leaders steward power ultimately enables people to move toward greater flourishing or towards oppression. As Andy Crouch states, "who is flourishing because I am using power?" Examining the use of power is also a window to assess the relational health in a church. In a healthy church, power is regularly and consciously stewarded to empower the vulnerable, weak, and needy to flourish in a covenant relationship.

Daniel Teater

Redeeming Our Hope In Power

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313

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Informal Q&A and Discussion of real-life Ambassador field problems with forgiveness.

Kent Whitaker

That Tough First Step to Reconciliation

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307

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Why is unrepentance cause for dismissal? Can repentance be reason to retain? Two key questions when considering the future of professional ministry leaders – pastors, teachers, directors, and more. Hear what the Bible says and the practical implications.

Ted Kober

To Retain or Dismiss: Why Repentance Is Key

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Fellowship Hall

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This four-part workshop presents our full day Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation seminar Bible study on reconciling relationships and resolving conflict. In this power-packed presentation, you will see how God’s ministry of reconciliation is meant to be lived out in your daily life. You’ll learn practical ways to apply your Christian faith in family, business, church, and legal conflicts. Since all children of God are called to be peacemakers, this Bible study is appropriate for every Christian. Church leaders who have responsibilities for teaching and assisting others in their conflicts will find this seminar especially helpful for assisting others to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner.

Rev. Phil Heiser, Rev. Warren Geraghty

Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation Part 2

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“Nothing’s working…the situation is imploding…I don’t know what to do!” Phrases like this are not uncommon when someone is overwhelmed with conflict and life. The Psalmist could relate; “I’m weary with my moaning…I flood my bed with tears…I have sorrows in my heart all day.” Discouragement is too tame a word for experiences like these. Proverbs 13:12 does a better job, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” How can we help a party go from a downcast soul to trusting in God, the lifter of our heads? In this workshop we will explore how to understand the experience of suffering so that we can encourage parties to have ears to hear God’s voice and eyes to see the power of His presence in suffering.

Annette Friesen

Finding Hope for Discouraged Parties

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313

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25 years later, many still live traumatized. What did the AoR team use to equip pastors, their wives, evangelists, and other leaders in ministering to victims, survivors, and perpetrators? What was unique from other programs used over the last 20 years? And, what were the results?

Ted Kober, Dwight Schettler

Hope for Rwanda in the Wake of Genocide

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Fellowship Hall

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Tim Carter shares how he learned that the more time he invested in reaching out to the downcast, the defeated & the broken hearted in prison, the more he was empowered to bring hope to them by representing Christ well to those that need Him most urgently.

Rev. Tim Carter

How to Help Others Have Hope

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307

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Can I help others in my church or family who are in conflict, rather than refer them to a third party? Often we become aware of conflicts between individuals with whom we are close, within our families and churches. Does this close relationship disqualify or prevent you from serving as a conciliator? How do I serve well? This workshop will review God’s answer to this question and explore and discuss the issues a conciliator should consider when providing such assistance.

David Schlachter

Offering Hope When Those Closest to Me Are in Conflict

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This four-part workshop presents our full day Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation seminar Bible study on reconciling relationships and resolving conflict. In this power-packed presentation, you will see how God’s ministry of reconciliation is meant to be lived out in your daily life. You’ll learn practical ways to apply your Christian faith in family, business, church, and legal conflicts. Since all children of God are called to be peacemakers, this Bible study is appropriate for every Christian. Church leaders who have responsibilities for teaching and assisting others in their conflicts will find this seminar especially helpful for assisting others to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner.

Rev. Phil Heiser, Rev. Warren Geraghty

Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation Part 3

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This workshop provides information through a biblical lens regarding Operation Barnabas, military culture(s), the effects of military service and the challenges facing military connected people that might pose relationship conflicts.

Rev. Dr. Gary Danielsen

Giving Hope to Our Military Connected Families Part 1

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In conflict, our identity may be challenged and our self worth questioned. Who we are impacts how we handle disagreements. Learn why your identity as a child of God makes a difference in how you respond to conflict. Your worth is not defined by what you do or what others think. Instead, hear how God defines your worth. This workshop is available as a Bible study from AoR’s bookstore and coordinates with the bookmark by the same name.

Rev. Dr. Richard Marrs

Hope In Our Identity

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307

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When was the last time your church trained lay leaders? When were your leaders last trained to be a spiritual leader? Christ’s church is unlike any other organization – it’s the body of Christ! This workshop introduces you to fundamentals for being equipped as spiritual leaders.

Ted Kober

Spiritual Leadership

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Fellowship Hall

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Come learn about the new Christian ReconcilerTM credential from Ambassadors of Reconciliation. This credential will recognize those people who fulfill the vision of AoR: One day every Christian community will have in her midst trained reconcilers to teach reconciliation, coach people to reconcile, mediate people through conflict and provide godly adjudication decisions for those unable to resolve a dispute on their own.

Dwight Schettler

Spreading Gospel Hope as a Christian Reconciler™

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This four-part workshop presents our full day Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation seminar Bible study on reconciling relationships and resolving conflict. In this power-packed presentation, you will see how God’s ministry of reconciliation is meant to be lived out in your daily life. You’ll learn practical ways to apply your Christian faith in family, business, church, and legal conflicts. Since all children of God are called to be peacemakers, this Bible study is appropriate for every Christian. Church leaders who have responsibilities for teaching and assisting others in their conflicts will find this seminar especially helpful for assisting others to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner.

Rev. Phil Heiser, Rev. Warren Geraghty

Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation Part 4

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309

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This workshop provides information through a biblical lens regarding Operation Barnabas, military culture(s), the effects of military service and the challenges facing military connected people that might pose relationship conflicts.

Rev. Dr. Gary Danielsen

Giving Hope to Our Military Connected Families Part 2

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What really makes a congregation healthy? Psychology? Sociology? Having the right senior pastor or worship style? Learn from the Scriptures, 25 years consultation experience, and two research studies. One of the research teams was shocked. It may surprise you, too!

Ted Kober

Healthy Congregations: Rock Solid Hope

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Fellowship Hall

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Anger itself is an emotion common to all people. It is a natural reaction to threats, injuries, unjust, cruel or evil treatment of self or others. Yet anger is all too often expressed in ways that are harmful. Anger can devastate marriages, separate children and parents, cause division within the church and poison other relationships. Anger can be either righteous or unjust. This workshop will present a new Bible study downloadable from Ambassadors of Reconciliation.

Rev. Dr. Richard Marrs

Hope When They are Angry

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307

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Our words are impactful. God has called us to use them for His glory and the good of others. Yet we encounter huge challenges to effectively and faithfully speaking truthful words of hope and love. We often become discouraged and discourage others, and give up altogether, missing what God has for all of us. What does God tell us about Himself, us and our words that motivate us to go beyond the challenges? To love enough when we are very uncomfortable, to speak to benefit the hearer? How can we learn to become better, redemptive speakers of loving truth? Whether the gracious truth is pleasant or unpleasant, God has called us to grow in speaking the Truth in Love. We hope to begin to encourage you personally and to equip you to help others as a coach and conciliator.

Allison Pickering

Speaking the Truth in Love Gives Hope

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311

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This workshop explains the critical value and benefits of becoming a Certified Christian Conciliator™ or Certified Christian Coach™ through the Institute for Christian Conciliation (ICC). We will discuss five key “readiness” factors that enable you to reconcile relationships, resolve legal conflicts and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Hear stories of miraculous results that heal decades of conflict and reignite new growth and expansion of the gospel. Discover how membership in a longstanding network of Certified Christian Conciliators™ will encourage, strengthen, and expand your ministry as a biblical peacemaker in courts, home, church, business and community.

Matt Argue

Becoming Fully Equipped as Peacemakers

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True relational healing begins where there is repentance, confession and forgiveness. This is particularly true in those relationships that are most familiar and close. Although we experience corporate confession and forgiveness every week in the Divine Service, we often neglect to practice confession and forgiveness with our families. This workshop will explore how the application of confession and forgiveness can transform family relationships. Remembering whose we are and the forgiveness we have in Christ gives us the ability to confess our sins to one another (James 5:16) and forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32) as the foundation for healing relational wounds. Ted will be assisted by a youngster from King of Glory to present the skit "You’re Driving Me Crazy."

Ted Kober

Family Confession and Forgiveness

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Fellowship Hall

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The vision of Ambassadors of Reconciliation is that one day every Christian community will have in her midst trained reconcilers to teach reconciliation, coach people to reconcile, mediate people through conflict and provide godly adjudication decisions for those unable to resolve a dispute on their own. We call this a reconciliation ministry. Such a ministry requires recognizing and appointing gifted people as reconcilers and providing training for their work. It involves different roles and gifting of those involved. This workshop will explore how you may go about establishing such a ministry at your church or school.

Dwight Schettler

Reconciliation Ministry in the Local Church

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Reconciliation is God’s initiative, seeking “to reconcile to himself all things” through Christ (Col 1:19). Reconciliation is grounded in God restoring the world to God’s intentions, the process of restoring the brokenness between people and God, within people, between people, and with God’s created earth. Reconciliation between people is a mutual journey, requiring reciprocal participation. It includes a willingness to acknowledge wrongs done, extend forgiveness, and make restorative changes that help build trust so that truth and mercy, justice and peace dwell together. The Christian faith embraces reconciliation as the mission of God in our fallen and broken world, accomplished in the work of Jesus Christ, and entrusted to the church through people who participate by being transformed into ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. In this workshop, we will look at four The Biblical & Theological Foundations of Reconciliation, The Scope of Reconciliation, The Process of Reconciliation, and the indicators of Reconciliation.

Rev. Célestin Musekura, Ph.D.

Reconciliation as the Mission of God

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If you are going to help a church in conflict, you have to go deeper than the presenting stories. One common characteristic of churches stuck in unresolved conflict is what I call, “Issue-Position Thinking”. Hearing the leaders’ and members’ stories demonstrates that they have stopped at naming the issues they face and then discussing each persons position on those issues. Since those positions are different, the result is they fail to resolve. They fail to live in reconciled relationships. So, how might you help them? This workshop, “The Anatomy of an Assessment”, will give one answer to that question. A Biblically faithful process will be outlined and illustrated, with specific examples of church assessments. Participants will walk away from this workshop with a transferable model of assessing a church in conflict.

Paul Cornwell

The Architecture of an Assessment

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309

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