On March 18, Greg Carpenter and Chris Santos-Lang will present a workshop titled “Engaging Conflict” for the Wisconsin United Methodist Church Laity Convocation. Click the image below to see the slides:
Greg and Chris will speak about resources to help churches with existing conflicts, but emphasize resources churches can use proactively to keep conflict from becoming destructive in the first place. For example, churches can build humility by:
- Spreading Teachings which reveal the weaknesses of each type,
- Listening to people different from oneself (use the GRIN model to discover/articulate differences)
- Monitoring shifts in diversity and support for it
Chris will discuss the Books reviewed on this site. The following articles on this website are also relevant to the workshop:
- PARKING LOT TALE: A GRIN-TYPE PICTURE BOOK
- DISCRIMINATION THREATENS FAMILIES, CHURCHES, BUSINESSES, AND NATIONS
- EVALUATIVISM’S VICTIM: THE RELATIONSHIP TO AGEISM
- WHY AM I BEING PUNISHED?
- MICROEVALUATIVISM AND MACROEVALUATIVISM: A ROMEO AND JULIET TRAGEDY
- MILITARY APPLICATIONS OF THE GRIN MODEL
People who want to help address evaluativism should be sure to contact Chris.