Ministry of Reconciliation Offers Fall Practitioner Workshop and Consultation

Church of the Brethren Newsline
September 20, 2007

The Ministry of Reconciliation of On Earth Peace has announced its 2007 fall practitioner workshop, “Appreciative Inquiry Workshop/Practitioner Consultation,” at Camp Alexander Mack, Milford, Ind., on Nov. 14-16.

The event is for church leaders, Shalom Team members, pastors, and consultants who are interested in leading congregations through change by identifying and building upon the positive characteristics of the group.

Participants in the Appreciative Inquiry Workshop will find the strategies presented to be practical and effective. Leadership will be provided by Marty Farahat, a Ministry of Reconciliation practitioner and congregational consultant.

Following the workshop, participants will gather for the Practitioner Consultation to learn more about each other’s work, share effective tools for consulting, experience a clinic where case studies are explored, and consult on practitioners’ educational needs along with the next steps for the Ministry of Reconciliation in supporting practitioners. The consultation is open to all levels of practitioners. Leadership will be provided by Carol Waggy and Annie Clark.

Cost for the entire event is $195 for tuition and lodging or $155 for commuters. The workshop and consultation begin Wednesday night, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., and end at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Nov. 16. A 1.0 continuing education credit is available for Church of the Brethren ministers.

For more information or to register, visit www.brethren.org/oepa/programs/mor/upcoming-events/index.html#AIPC or contact Annie Clark, Ministry of Reconciliation coordinator for On Earth Peace, at annie.clark@verizon.net. Registration closes Oct. 26.

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