Transformation of Conflict

November 30- December 2, 2018
Trinity Center, NC

The Diocesan School for Ministry is pleased to invite you to attend the weekend continuing education workshop on the Transformation of Conflict led by The Rev. James Isaacs, a member of Cooperative by Design. The workshop will start Friday evening with a brief overview of the Christian theology of conflict and levels of church conflict and intervention strategies. On Saturday the group will explore a philosophy of conflict transformation, typical escalation and de-escalation of interpersonal conflict, power dynamics, and styles of engaging in conflict evaluations.

The Rev. James Isaacs has over 15 years of experience in congregational leadership as an Episcopal priest. He joined Cooperative by Design after completing his Master’s degree at Eastern Mennonite University in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. James enjoys consulting with congregations and coaching leaders to help them more fully live into their mission of representing God’s love in the world. He is also available to lead trainings and workshops on topics such as planning for change, engaging conflict in healthier ways, and what it means to be faithful to God in the midst of conflict. James received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a M.Div. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and serves as the Assistant Rector at St. James Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland.

The weekend starts late Friday afternoon with dinner at the Trinity Center and ends Sunday morning with Eucharist. Housing will be on the main campus. Cost for the weekend is $142/person double occupancy and $182/person single occupancy inclusive of meals. Please reserve your space by emailing The Rev. Deacon Sally Learned. Do not register through the Trinity Center. If you have any questions you may contact Sally Learned at 828-448-2396. Please reserve your space by November 15, 2018.

It is not necessary to attend the entire weekend.

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