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Northern Skies District Advanced Lay Servant Class
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 21, 2022
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Tom Porter
Advanced Lay Servant course (open to all), 3 week class held on May 7th, 14th, and 21st, 9am-noon.
From Upper Room Books: Transforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self. This book is a resource for leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants who want to approach the work in this way.
Part 1 explains how we can prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict. Part 2 explores how we engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes. Interwoven with the practical instructions are stories that illustrate the potential for this new “just peace” approach.
The course will be taught online by Pastor Eric Falker of Grace UMC, Houghton. Please sign up by filling out the registration form at https://forms.gle/YC1NY1kUEkwH4ivdA. Registration is due by April 23rd. Individual books will be mailed out after participants register. Payment can be made online (see the Google form) or by check to “GUMC”, 201 Isle Royale St., Houghton, MI 49931, with “Conflict Class” in the memo.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric at eric.gumc.@gmail.com