Peaceful Transformation Team

We are aware that conflict is part and parcel of life in this world. It would be strange if believers did not face it, either within church or outside it. Conflict is not always there to be ‘avoided’, ‘managed’ or ‘resolved’. We are not, therefore, a ‘Conflict Resolution’ team who will fly in and speedily impose a new regime. Rather, the team seeks to be a catalyst working alongside you as you seek to ‘transform’ conflict into something that is healthier.

Joint Mediation

This process involves two members of the team working with the conflicted parties (whether they are individuals or groups) to help them find a way forward together. The mediators neither take sides, nor impose solutions. Any agreed way forward should emerge from facilitated discussions between the conflicted parties.

Training about healthy engagement with conflict

This can be tailor-made – a single talk or seminar, a weekend programme, a multi-session course over a few weeks. It can be delivered face-to-face, or through video conferencing. Training can be appropriate at any time, whether or not conflict has been an issue. It is especially useful when a church is planning for change and wants good tools to explore how to involve people who hold different views. This training may be for groups of leaders, or for a whole church community.

Mediation is offered free of charge, other than reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.

Teaching may attract a fee, plus expenses.

Requests for the assistance of the Peaceful Transformation Team can be made through the Mission & Ministry Advisor.

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