Archive for June 2013

Conflicting Church Visions

Recently I had the privilege of a conversation with Melanie Wallschlaeger, mission developer for SW Washington Synod, ELCA, she impressed upon me the need for care in developing the vision for a church. A vision needs to connect the community to God, to the community and to each other; to community it’s esp. important not…

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Conflict Mediation Encouragement

There is a certain amount of dependence of the mediator in mediation. He or she is the pro, and his or her word is respected. If I say, “You’re very close,” or “You’re not going to get agreement today,” that can be accepted as truth. So it is very important to be positive yourself as…

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