Are certain subjects off limits in your congregation? Are certain people in the congregation “too hot to handle”?

This Alban Institute seminar will show you how to identify the issues that cause tension and how to take the steps necessary to constructively engage members and minimize discord.

Dealing with Congregational

Tension and Discord

July 24-26, 2012

Palisades Retreat Center, Federal Way, WA

The weekend seminar is designed to give you a better understanding of how struggles in the midst of change and transition typically unfold in congregations, as well as a review of common communications mistakes and how to avoid or correct them. Every participant will also receive all the books and materials used during the event, plus a personal Conflict Dynamics Profile to help you better understand your own feelings and behaviors during times of conflict.

Presented by Susan Nienaber – Pastor, psychotherapist, and leading consultant in conflict transformation in faith-based settings.

For more information about this seminar and to register, click here. Tuition is $445 for members of Alban Institute ($495 for nonmembers) with a discount for additional attendees from your congregation. Meals and lodging at the retreat center are extra.

Alban Institute offers scholarship assistance for clergy and lay leaders from small congregations (annual budget of $150,000 or less). You must be a member of Alban Institute to apply. Click here for more information.

The Alban Institute is a national consulting, educational and leadership resource for religious communities of all faiths. 

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