At a Glance
The church is meant to be a place where its members can seek help in applying God’s message of reconciliation to their marital conflicts. In this course you will learn to apply the basics of coaching and mediation when reconciling husbands and wives through confession and forgiveness.
We've been in Christian counseling for months but we've NEVER had a conversation like this before!
A husband after learning the practice of confession and proclaiming God's forgiveness - who then shifted the conversation from separation of assets to improving his marriage!
Who Should Attend?
Teaching and admonishing others to reconcile and resolve conflicts biblically is difficult. Yet God calls us to do so with godly wisdom. If you find yourself addressing husbands and wives regarding marriage issues, then this course is for you!
This training is meant for anyone already providing biblical counsel to husbands and wives struggling with conflict. Specifically targeted are Pastors, Elders and Reconcilers. If you are sought out by others to help in their marriage relationship, perhaps this course is for you!
In the Reconciling Husbands and Wives Practicum, you will learn how to assist husbands and wives in conflict. Since helping husbands and wives involves meeting both one-on-one as well as together, you'll learn to apply the fundamental elements of both conflict coaching as well as mediation. You’ll study key Scripture passages and acquire new tools for remembering the basic principles and applying them in everyday conflicts.
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Should I meet with couples together or separately?
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How many times should I meet before referring them to a counselor for therapy?
How can I coordinate pastoral care while they are going to a counselor?
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!
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Audit/Review Foundational Courses
This is an advanced course and assumes you are familiar with the foundational elements of coaching and mediation. If you have not experienced AoR's Coaching Practicum since 2016, is is highly recommended that you audit these courses prior to attending this course. Even if you have taken them recently, you are welcome to review again.
Valued $650 but FREE with this course!
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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.