Is There A Corinth In Your Region? Seminar
Guidance for Denominational Leaders and Pastors Working with Conflicted Churches
At a Glance
A half-day to one and a half-day Bible study seminar for church leaders who are called upon to intervene with a highly conflicted church. You will learn the common issues that are encountered and the common pitfalls to avoid.
"I so appreciate how you've presented the scriptural basis for reconciliation. It's no wonder that what I've been attempting hasn't worked!"
A Recent Participant (and denominational leader)
Who Should Attend?
Anyone called upon to address or intervene in a conflicted congregation. This often includes denominational or synodical leaders such as district presidents, middle adjudicatories, directors of mission, circuit visitors/counselors, regional pastors, etc.
This seminar is often sponsored as part of a leadership meeting or retreat of these individuals.
This seminar will provide an introduction to the most complex reconciliation scenario, intervening in conflicted groups. It gives you the tools to make initial contact with the group, things you should be certain to do and pitfalls you should be sure to avoid.
This is not a substitute for the advanced training Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Member, but it will equip you for the first steps.
"You have presented forgiveness in a way that makes it so real ... so practical ... so transformational!"
A Recent Participant
Each seminar is presented by a Christian Reconciler™ who is experienced in assisting people in their conflicts through coaching, mediation, and arbitration. They are specifically experienced and gifted in group reconciliation. Biblical accounts of struggling sinners, together with contemporary stories of real people, inspire and demonstrate how the principles presented are not theoretical but realistic and practical. Is There A Corinth In Your Region? covers the following topics:
Review of how Paul Addresses the Corinthian Church
Go and Be Reconciled: What Does This Mean? (Personal Reconciliation)
Introduction to the Conflict Coaching Process
Five idols revealed in our conflicts.
Introduction to Christian Mediation
Working with Groups
When to Get Help
Two Case Studies (for longer seminars)
Complaints against the Pastor
Discovery of Internet Pornography use by a Pastor
Introduction to Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation
Each person attending the seminar receives a study guide for note taking during the seminar and personal review afterwards, and everyone receives a copy of Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation with an easy-to-use handout called “Proclaiming God's Forgiveness.” Ted Kober’s book, Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation (2017, Concordia Publishing House) is available for purchase at the seminar for follow-up and sharing with others. We offer a selection of other resources at our seminar book table for Bible studies and other teaching materials, personal coaching, and further study.