Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Leader Practicum
Learn To Lead a Team of Reconcilers Serving Conflicted Groups
At a Glance
This one day course is for equipping gifted leaders who are called to lead teams in Group Reconciliation Assistance.
Who Should Attend?
Trained Christian Reconcilers! This is an advanced reconciliation practicum-style training and requires Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Member practicum (or equivalent training from Peacemaker Ministries since 2012) as prerequisites. The gifted leader skill set for leading a Group Reconciliation Assistance includes:
Understanding of the theology and polity of the church and its denomination
Ability to teach basic biblical peacemaking and provide leadership training
Ability to coach and mediate moderate to difficult cases, including groups
Ability to coach, mediate, or refer cases on non-church related issues which will present themselves (e.g., family and marriage conflict, employment disputes, addiction issues, mental health issues, sexual misconduct, criminal cases such as embezzlement or assault, etc.)
Ability to provide organizational consultation
Basic understanding of potential legal issues (this person does NOT need to be an attorney, but should be able to recognize when legal issues arise and secure legal counsel when necessary)
Basic understanding of church liability insurance and when to involve an insurance carrier
Ability to read hundreds of pages of data, analyze them, and prepare a detailed report (written) and summary report (oral)
Ability to speak and present challenging ideas to a group
Organizational and administrative abilities
for preparing detailed written proposal (samples available in the course, but needs to know how to customize and address all variables),
determining appropriate mix of a team and recruiting members,
organizing, managing, and training a team,
coordinating schedules of church and team members,
advising on-site church leaders for preparation of visits, etc.
How Is This Training Different from Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Member?
How Is This Training Different from the Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Member practicum Course?
Leading a GRA team requires additional training and skills. This course will prepare the gifted leader in these areas:
Proposing a Group Reconciliation Assistance to a conflicted group
Assembling and Leading a Team
Setting and maintaining proper expectations with the client
Teaching the Bible Study Seminar on Biblical Peacemaking
Conducting Group Interviews
Preparing and Assigning Homework prior to and between Visits
Preparing and Delivering Reports
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With registration, approximately 4 weeks before the practicum participants will be provided the following resources to begin their learning:
Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation by Ambassadors of Reconciliation
Forgiven to Forgive by Ambassadors of Reconciliation
Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation by Ted Kober
There will also be considerable case-study materials provided to you for review