Clergy Gathering - Thursday, January 18th @ 9am at Crooks Memorial UMC
204 Cook Road, Yorktown
The purpose of our ongoing gatherings is to further equip clergy to provide positive leadership in the midst of “times like these.”
Topic for Jan. 18th: How to lead congregations to reach healthy resolution for difficult issues.
Our first hour together will give the option of 2 sessions:
1) For those who have completed the "Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory." (During Nov's gathering OR in one of the "Transforming Conflict" Workshops OR in another setting). This will be led by Garry Livermon.
Participants for this are asked to bring some reflections on their inventory results. Consider:
i.) Where you are on road to perfection (collaboration)
ii.) How you can help your congregation to take the same journey
iii) How what you've learned can help you lead others in collaboration.
2) Those who have yet to complete the "Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory." We will complete the tool and reflect upon it. This will be led by Lisa Barbery.
Our second hour will have us all together for a discussion and exploration facilitated by Tom Tipton and Hank Teague. This time will include several resources, thoughts, and questions as we explore how to lead congregations to reach healthy resolution in the midst of difficult issues.
Book Study: We are inviting ALL clergy to read the book, "Anatomy of Peace." Copies for purchase will be available on Jan. 18th or you can secure on your own.
Our Jan 18th gathering and recommended Book Study are in preparation for upcoming event(s) we are planning (for clergy and laity) that will explore how to "have the conversation" within our congregations as we approach General Conference 2019. We are looking at a few guest speakers to be a part of these events.
BOOK EXCHANGE: It's been suggested that at our gatherings, those wishing to pass along resources may do so at a "Book Table." Simply bring your books and place on the table. Items can be reviewed and taken by anyone in attendance. However, if your item is still on the table at the end of the event we ask that you take it home with you.