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Conflict Management for Ministry Workers

AQF: 7/8/9, hybrid

Seminar Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023


Conflict is part of our lives in this broken world – and the church is not immune! Conflict within our church families can deeply disappoint, deplete and disorient us.

The purpose of this unit is to enable Christian leaders to develop insight into the dynamics of conflict within church communities and to acquire skills in prevention, management and the recovery from conflicted situations. 

By the completion of the unit, participants should be able to:

1.  Articulate a significant level of insight into the dynamics of conflict within church communities based on a range of theories of organisational conflict. 

2. Reflect on their own conflict management style and the strengths and weaknesses of differing approaches to conflicted situations.

3. Discern different levels of church conflict and demonstrate an understanding of the principle strategies for response at each level.

4. Demonstrate understanding of the facilitation skills required in interpersonal reconciliation, mediation, negotiation and arbitration within conflicted church situations. 

5. Discuss the personal, interpersonal, spiritual and organisational resources that enable Christian leaders to provide the presence and guidance necessary to transform church conflict.

Lecturer: Tim Dyer
AQF level: 7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Enrol by Start Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Seminar Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
End Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Credit Points:
APC204 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
PC204-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – BMin, BTh, BDiv
PC204-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
PC204-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit)  - MMin, MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
For further details see Costs

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