Responding to Conflict: A Styles Approach
November 4, 11 & 18, 2020
Hosted by Vista Ridge UMC
United Against Racism
The church will be offering a Responding to Conflict course in November and we hope you will take part in the three-week virtual discussion. Hosted by our United Against Racism group, the principles will be helpful to anyone who experiences conflict.
It will be led by church member Margaret Ismon, who has a master’s degree in conflict resolution. Please sign up to indicate your interest in the class.
This three-week discussion will explore what conflict is and its advantages, disadvantages and the many factors—positive and negative—that influence conflict. The study will also include a discussion of five widely accepted styles identified as responses to conflict. Each participant will have the opportunity to complete a style self-assessment, and in the study session we will discover the characteristics and Biblical perspective of each style.
To wrap up the study, we will look at ways of approaching and managing conflict. Depending on the situation, conflict resolution/management considerations may include taking initiative; focusing on goals; attentive listening skills; validation of feelings; agreement on how to avoid future conflict; and, forgiveness.