February 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FaithCARE will be hosting a virtual restorative practice training: Learning How to Grow Restorative Churches.
Relationships break, they need restoring. Restoration starts with conversation. Conversation starts with listening. Using FaithCARE’s framework developed exclusively for churches and other faith communities, you will join a class of not more than 14 people to learn to facilitate Listening Circles, Facilitated Conversations, and respond effectively to deep-level conflict.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Part One introduces a framework of basic principles to create a relationship-focused community with an increased capacity to work through, and grow from, conflict handled well. Participants will learn ways to apply framework principles to support a community to connect with its story or narrative, speak civilly with one another, hold productive meetings, make good decisions, and move forward well.
Part Two builds on Part One with in-depth training to facilitate conversations when there’s unresolved conflict, harm has occurred or when people are experiencing deep grief. Particular emphasis will focus on conflict arising out of power-vacuums, side-taking, and disagreements over vision and mission.
This training is recommended for:
- Council and Board members
- Leadership teams
- Pastoral care teams
- Denominational staff
A minimum of 6 participants are required for this training to proceed, and a maximum of 14 participants.
Anne Martin, PhD, is Shalem’s Director of Restorative Practice
Bill Bickle, B.Comm, MBA is a certified trainer and facilitator, working in church health and congregational development.
If your faith community is interested in providing an in person training, please contact Anne Martin for details.
*Refund policy: we can offer a refund prior to February 1, minus 5%. After February 1, we can refund your registration, minus 25%. After February 15, a refund minus 75% can be offered.
Online bookings are not available for this event.