Rev. Janet Harman, WVAC Conflict Transformation Team Coordinator, plans to offer to all who have been CIRCLES OF GRACE facilitators these past years at Annual Conference, an opportunity to become a Listening Circle Leader in their own District.
“This is a great opportunity for our District Superintendent’s to call on trained Listening Circle Leaders to assist in a conflicted church situation prior to the calling in of Conference Conflict Team members,” said Rev. Harman. “These Listening Circle Leaders provide excellent listening skills; encourage learning about the other in order to strengthen relationships; witness to Christ in the Circle; they are aware of ways to keep conversations moving in a positive manner; encourage ‘let’s talk; not walk away’. Resolution may/may not occur – thus necessitating a Conflict Team to enter this conversation.”
Attendees may choose from sessions in Beckley or Bridgeport:
- Saturday, August 17, 10am-1pm at Beckley Temple, Beckley, WV
- Saturday, September 14, 10am-1pm at Bridgeport UMC, Bridgeport, WV
Thus far, 55 persons have said YES to being a Listening Circle Leader in their District. Won’t YOU ?
Contact Rev. Janet Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 304/543-1669 to get on the training list.