Fight Club: Never Waste a Good Church Conflict

Monday, September 11, 2017
Dallas Theological Seminary, Campbell Building

Conflict can be a huge challenge for churches and ministries that pulls them down or even closes them down. Often, those involved end up looking around and asking, “How did we even get here?” Fight Club: Never Waste a Good Church Conflict is a one-day conference on the DTS Campus where we will discuss potential areas of conflict in ministry.

KEYNote Speaker

Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts. As president of RW360, he now focuses on teaching people how to “get upstream of conflict” by building strong relationships in the family, church, and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles, and training resources, including The Peacemaker, which has been translated into fifteen languages. He is a Certified Relational Instructor and Conciliator, Emotional Intelligence Certified Instructor (through TalentSmart), and has served as a church elder and as an Editorial Adviser for Christianity Today.

Speakers

Oletha Barnett

Director of the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

Gary Brandenburg

Lead Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas

 

Pam Brewer

Director of Women’s Ministries at First Baptist Dallas, TX

 

Susie Hawkins

Board Member (Lifesavers Foundation and Baptist Global Response) and Women’s Ministry Expert (Prestonwood Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Dallas)

 

Bill Hendricks

President of The Giftedness Center and Executive Director for Christian Leadership at The Hendricks Center

Andy McQuitty

Senior Pastor of Irving Bible Church

William Vanderbloemen

Founder, The Vanderbloemen Search Group

Andy Wileman

Senior Pastor, Grace Bible Church

Eric Willis

Pastor of Minister Development at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

Ryan Flanigan

Music Director of All Saints Church Dallas; Founder, Liturgical Folk

Schedule

8:30am – Registration Opens

9:00 – Keynote Session 1

10:00 – Break

10:15 – Match Ups Workshop Session 1

11:00 – Break

11:15 Navigating Tensions Workshop Session

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00 – Match Ups Workshop Session 2

1:45 – Break

2:00 – Keynote Session 2

3:00 – Q&A

3:30 – Conference Concludes

Keynote:

  • Ken Sande

Match Ups Workshops:

  • Andrew McQuitty
    • Speaker Topic: The Minister and the Influencers
  • Bill Hendricks
    • Speaker Topic: The Minister and the Lone Ranger Staff Member
  • Andy Wileman
    • Speaker Topic: The Minister and the Worship Service
  • Susie Hawkins
    • Speaker Topic: The Minister and Family and Friends
  • Pam Brewer
    • Speaker Topic: The Minister and Volunteers

Navigating Tensions Workshops:

  • Oletha Barnett
    • Speaker Topic: Which Side Are You On? Mediating between Congregants
  • William Vanderbloemen
    • Speaker Topic: You’re Fired: Navigating Staff and Employee Dynamics
  • Eric Willis
    • Speaker Topic: Competing Visions: Leading the Congregation through Visionary Change
  • Ryan Flanigan
    • Speaker Topic: Sharing the Torch: Leading through Generational Divides
  • Gary Brandenburg
    • Speaker Topic: Newsflash: Managing Pressure to Comment on Current Events

DETAILS

Registration Fees

$70/person (until 07/10/2017)
$85/person (until 08/28/2017)
$95/person (after 08/28/2017)

Discounted Fees

$60/person for groups of 5 or more (until 08/28/2017)
$25/person for DTS employees
$25/person for students

Special volunteer rate available. Contact the Hendricks Center team at cclevents@dts.edu for more information.

Summary

During this event, we’ll be looking at how to foresee or navigate difficult situations, build structures where conflict is less volatile, and use tension-filled ministry relationships as an opportunity for growth.

Fight Club: Never Waste a Good Church Conflict is hosted by The Hendricks Center. The keynote speaker is Ken Sande, founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts.

We are excited to offer workshops in two categories. The “Match-Ups” workshops will involve various areas of conflict between the minister and different groups of people in the congregation. The “Navigating Tensions” workshops will discuss specific situations where conflict occurs in ministry at large. Don’t miss this exciting topic and crew of leaders as we take on some of the toughest situations in ministry.

Who should come?

Pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about conflict in ministry!

Travel

The conference will occur on the campus of Dallas Theological Seminary. We will be meeting in Lamb Auditorium for the keynote sessions. Workshops and lunch will take place throughout the Campbell building.

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Lodging

Dallas Theological Seminary does not have any special agreements or price discounts at area hotels.

Date and Location

Monday, September 11, 2017
Dallas Theological Seminary
Campbell Building

Workshops

In addition to our keynote sessions, you’ll choose three workshops to attend.

We are excited to offer workshops in two categories. The “Match-Ups” workshops will involve various areas of conflict between the minister and different groups of people in the congregation. These “Match Up” workshops will be offered twice, once during the morning slot and once during the afternoon slot. This allows you to attend two different “Match Up” workshops.

The “Navigating Tensions” workshops will discuss specific situations where conflict occurs in ministry at large. You will select one of these to attend.

Venue Info

Dallas Theological Seminary

3909 Swiss Ave,
Dallas, TX
75204

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