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Leading difficult conversations

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Leading difficult conversations

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Leading difficult conversations

  1. 1. Church Leader Tools: Leading Difficult Conversations With Pastor Nancy Kraft
  2. 2. Leading Difficult Conversations
  3. 3. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation
  4. 4. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation 2. The courage to gather people
  5. 5. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation 2. The courage to gather people 3. Open with scripture and prayer
  6. 6. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation 2. The courage to gather people 3. Open with scripture and prayer 4. Set ground rules
  7. 7. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation 2. The courage to gather people 3. Open with scripture and prayer 4. Set ground rules 5. Divide Into two groups
  8. 8. Leading Difficult Conversations 1. Practicing love in the congregation 2. The courage to gather people 3. Open with scripture and prayer 4. Set ground rules 5. Divide Into two groups 6. Groups compile 5-10 things they want to share about themselves
  9. 9. Leading Difficult Conversations 7. Groups compiles 5-10 things they think the other group will share
  10. 10. Leading Difficult Conversations 7. Groups compiles 5-10 things they think the other group will share 8. Get back together and compare lists
  11. 11. Leading Difficult Conversations 7. Groups compiles 5-10 things they think the other group will share 8. Get back together and compare lists 9. Purpose of listening and understanding
  12. 12. Leading Difficult Conversations 7. Groups compiles 5-10 things they think the other group will share 8. Get back together and compare lists 9. Purpose of listening and understanding 10. End with Communion
  13. 13. Blessings 1. Helped create better community
  14. 14. Blessings 1. Helped create better community 2. Provides “yeast” for the whole congregation
  15. 15. Blessings 1. Helped create better community 2. Provides “yeast” for the whole congregation 3. Teaches the process for future conversations
  16. 16. Blessings 1. Helped create better community 2. Provides “yeast” for the whole congregation 3. Teaches the process for future conversations 4. Provided healing and more careful sharing
  17. 17. Surprising Blessings
  18. 18. Surprising Blessings 1. The large number who came
  19. 19. Surprising Blessings 1. The large number who came 2. How well they understood the perspective of the other group
  20. 20. Surprising Blessings 1. The large number who came 2. How well they understood the perspective of the other group 3. Learning skills for other conversations outside the church
  21. 21. Surprising Blessings 1. The large number who came 2. How well they understood the perspective of the other group 3. Learning skills for other conversations outside the church 4. Skills for future conflict
  22. 22. Surprising Blessings 1. The large number who came 2. How well they understood the perspective of the other group 3. Learning skills for other conversations outside the church 4. Skills for future conflict 5. Changing the leader as well
  23. 23. Final Advice
  24. 24. Final Advice 1. Be very clear about the purpose
  25. 25. Final Advice 1. Be very clear about the purpose 2. Be clear that people will need to be honest about which side they’re on
  26. 26. The description section below has a link to downloadable handouts and original documents, resources to go deeper, and reflection/discussion questions. Now who should you forward this to in order to grow their leadership?

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