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
Special Feature of This Online Course
Cohort Resource Page - Always Available!
An integral part of this course experience is your cohort resources page. This is a special page of our website reserved for you and the rest of your cohort. This course is not the firehose experience of many in-person training courses. It is immersive and gives you access to all of these resources on-demand throughout the course and for future reference! You can always come back for a refresher! Your cohort page includes:
Each recorded lesson, including student Q&A and practice role plays from your cohort
All course manuals, resources and handouts
Discussion forums with everyone in your cohort
Opt-in cohort roster to stay in touch with your peers
A terrific reference for you even AFTER the course!
The Same Instruction as our Live Practicum
But it's Available Anytime (by appointment) & Anywhere!
Join a cohort from around the country (& world) expanding their reconciliation skills! We utilize our webinar platform for teaching, and also use our exclusive Coach's Corner and Reconciler Chat technologies to provide world-class learning through lecture, demonstration and practicum experience. All the benefits of our live practicums without the travel!
Join the course from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to use Zoom! You can test your Zoom connection here.
We understand, this isn't for everyone
The successful student in this course will be familiar with these online technologies. Throughout the course we will switch between these various modes of presentation and connection. Your proficiency with these will be valuable to your learning experience. You are encouraged to try out each below. The backbone of them all is your internet connection. You can check your internet speed here.
The other requirement for a successful online learning experience is a sufficiently fast tablet or laptop because it will be processing a lot of video data. If you're not sure about your setup, please call us and we can help you test it out! If you can easily watch Youtube and other video streams, then you're probably okay.
Lecture & Demonstration
During plenary portions of the class, we will be connected via Zoom. There, you will be able to see and hear the instructor, as well as view the presentation slides. You can listen with your computer or through a phone call. You can raise your hand to ask questions and participate in plenary debrief discussions. You will view the coaching demonstrations through this platform as well. You may test your Zoom connection here.
Role Play Practice
The role play experience is one thing that sets this training apart. We will utilize Coach's Corner, AoR's video chat room customized for reconcilers. This facilitates your working with another student and allows the instructor to observe and offer feedback. It requires a camera, mic and speakers on your computer. Check it out here. Be sure to try the video connection to ensure your mic and camera are connecting.
To facilitate discussion among students, you will be able to message one another through the webinar platform while class is in session and you can also message one another outside of class through online discussion forums the Text/Chat feature of our website. You access this feature through almost any browser.
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Immediately upon registration, you will be granted online access to course materials and precourse study, including considerable case-study materials provided to you for review