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CHALLENGES, PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTS IN THE SYSTEM Presenter: REV. LIEVE VAN den AMEELE

CHALLENGES, PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTS IN THE SYSTEM

Presenter:  REV. LIEVE VAN den AMEELE

When do we need Adjustment thru Conversation and when is Mediation appropriate?

As a matter of fact, we tend to see problems all around: Major problems – minor problems, and what to do? The narratives of our day and age tend to thrive on problems, whereas oftentimes a serious conversation could lead to workable adjustments. And thus add to more happiness and satisfaction down the road.

My primary goal as a Congregational Consultant is to slow down the process, look more carefully and facilitate deep listening. As a trained Transition Minister, my focus (regarding potential problems) is on: what can we handle within the system and what needs an all sided view from the outside (= facilitator)?

On the other hand, a lack of resources or different opinions about how to deal with occurring issues, is not necessarily a reason to call on Mediation or any other big problem solving. In fact the simple idea of having a problem, may send the anxiety beyond measuring. More so in belief an conscience  based systems.

In this webinar/workshop we will look at the difference between normal outcomes, tasks, challenges and problems. We will also look at the flow that brings us down the scale and eventually up again.

In the second part we will look at Mediation. How does it work in different steps and when is it applicable and promising enough to give it a try?

Rev. Lieve Van den Ameele is an ordained minister in the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, Germany – partner church to the UCC (New York Conference). She is a trained Interim Minister and Professional Transitional Specialist with IMN. Lieve has served as a local pastor in Belgium and Germany. And has been a settled pastor as well as an Interim Minister. She is a trained Congregational Consultant and has facilitated in many congregational settings. She is a co-host to an VSG and also to the International VSG with IMN. She lives in Bad Ems – in the Koblenz area.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Spirituality of Martin Buber- Presenter: Rabbi Dennis Ross

Rabbi Dennis Ross, author of the newly published, A Year with Martin Buber: Wisdom from the Weekly Torah Portion, will describe how the teachings of the great twentieth-century Jewish thinker Martin Buber bring us to spirituality in the daily routine.

Presenter:
Rabbi Dennis Ross is the author of the newly published A Year with Martin Buber: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion for the Jewish Publication Society’s Daily Inspiration Series. He has also written God in Our Relationships: Spirituality between People from the Teachings of Martin BuberWhen a Lie Is Not a Sin: The Hebrew Bible’s Framework for Deciding (Jewish Lights), All Politics Is Religious: Speaking Faith to the Media, Policy Makers and Community (SkyLight Paths), and The Ten Commandments: From the Shadow of Eden to the Promise of Canaan (Bibal). Rabbi Ross has written for the New York Times, the Boston GlobeForward and other publications.

Rabbi Ross. MSW, LCSW, is an Intentional Interim Rabbi in the greater New York City area with specialized training and experience supporting congregations in transition. He is now at Temple Am Echad, Lynbrook, N.Y. and has served synagogues in Manhattan, Chappaqua, Neponsit, Monroe and Albany, N. Y., Summit, N. J., Washington, D. C., and Pittsfield and Worcester, Mass. He is Acting Interim Program Specialist at the Central Conference of American Rabbis where he develops, trains and supports interim rabbis. He is a member of the interfaith Board of the Interim Ministry Network devoted to advancing best practices for clergy in interim pulpits.

Rabbi Ross also directs Concerned Clergy for Choice at Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts. He travels from the Northeast to speak with Jewish groups and many other faith communities about Jewish spirituality, reproductive rights and other topics.

His web site is www.DennisRoss.net.

Theological Worlds Presenter: Rev. Holly MillerShank
Have you ever wondered why some worship services are better attended than others? Why do some church members gravitate towards certain hymns? Or how to discuss the theological underpinnings to the annual budget? In general, there are four theological worlds present in most congregations. Based off of the work of W. Paul Jones and Lee Barrett, Rev. Holly MillerShank will explore these theological worlds and how they influence the worshiping and community life of congregants and congregations. Participants will explore their own preferences and how to incorporate meaningful elements into church life to honor and feed the spiritual longings of each theological world.
It's Not Your Parents' Church - Presenter: Norman Bendroth

In 1988 General Motors tried to market its Oldsmobile brand to a younger generation to boost their lagging sales and overcome the perception that an Olds was and old man’s car. After showing a sporty new model, the background voice pronounced, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Unfortunately, the strategy didn’t work, and the stolid Oldsmobile was dropped from GM’s line. Many of our congregations find themselves in a similar situation. The church and synagogue today is not the one they grew up in. This webinar will explore how the culture has changed, the church has changed, and the mission has changed in the past half-century and how it impacts ministry today. It is designed not only to inform transitional leaders, but to also help local congregations understand our current context.

Church Amalgamations Presenter: Helen Prior

How Well Can You See Your Story is a ninety minute ZOOM based practical application that builds a reflective skill set that, with practice, puts the participant both on the dance floor and in the balcony. Bill Thomas teaches holding a short written narrative in conversation with a visual expression of the stimulus and response found within that story. The dance floor is the experience of the story and the visual expression (found in Thomas’ Anxiety Response Chart) interprets the story as if observing from the balcony with a wider perspective. The webinar participant will develop a competence in self-reflective practice that delivers a visual balcony perspective while engaged in the action of the dance floor.

Thomas will demonstrate a basic visual practice that interprets stimulus and response from the narrative using the tripartite brain (Automatic Pilot, House of Emotion, Thinking Cap). Using  Core Values / Guiding Principles as well as Systems Theory, the Capacity Challenge is identified and a Learning Statement developed.

An eleven minute video from the movie Adventure in Baltimore serves as a case study and recaps the fictional story set in 1905 of Dr. Andrew Shelton, an Episcopal Priest. How well participants can see Dr. Shelton’s story will help them see their own story.

HOW WELL CAN YOU SEE YOUR STORY? Presenter: The Rev. William Carl Thomas

How Well Can You See Your Story is a ninety minute ZOOM based practical application that builds a reflective skill set that, with practice, puts the participant both on the dance floor and in the balcony. Bill Thomas teaches holding a short written narrative in conversation with a visual expression of the stimulus and response found within that story. The dance floor is the experience of the story and the visual expression (found in Thomas’ Anxiety Response Chart) interprets the story as if observing from the balcony with a wider perspective. The webinar participant will develop a competence in self-reflective practice that delivers a visual balcony perspective while engaged in the action of the dance floor.

Thomas will demonstrate a basic visual practice that interprets stimulus and response from the narrative using the tripartite brain (Automatic Pilot, House of Emotion, Thinking Cap). Using  Core Values / Guiding Principles as well as Systems Theory, the Capacity Challenge is identified and a Learning Statement developed.

An eleven minute video from the movie Adventure in Baltimore serves as a case study and recaps the fictional story set in 1905 of Dr. Andrew Shelton, an Episcopal Priest. How well participants can see Dr. Shelton’s story will help them see their own story.

Agreements and Contracting Presenter: Arlen Vernava

Agreement-making – what many names “contracting” – invites Practitioner and Faith Community into relationship. More than fiduciary due diligence, Agreement-making joins you to one another, the first moves in establishing mutual trust and respect. Here the Practitioner discerns if they can help and the Faith Community expresses the help they need. Here the transition-time journey takes shape.

Agreement-making Webinar will explore this process and provide one framework for discernment and decision.  Bring your questions and plan to share your wisdom.

Biblical Stories on Transition Presenter: Michael Remson

The Israelites left Egypt as a group of tribes with a “mixed multitude.”  At Sinai they became a nation united under a set of laws.  Under Joshua that nation became landed, and under Saul and David they transitioned into a kingdom.

In this webinar we will look at aspects of these transitions and discuss what was done well and what mistakes were made.  We will use this discussion to reflect on our own transitional leadership.

Participants should have a Bible at hand.

Change Theories of Transitional Ministry Presenter: Norman Bendroth

William Bridges has said that the hardest part of change for people and institutions is not change per se, but transition. Change is inevitable, but transition is unsettling and scary. The Bible is rich with stories of change and transition and how God worked in the midst of them. This webinar will supplement those stories by looking at four theories of understanding and helping congregations move through transition. It will also equip the pastoral leader to initiate and navigate the change process.

Understanding Your Congregational Finances – "An utterly basic view" Presenter: John Keydel

This webinar is designed to revisit the most basic and foundational aspects of congregational finances: the interlocking elements of the balance sheet and income statement, the role of the planning tool popularly known as the Budget, and some conversation about endowments (vs savings) and designated funds….

Strategic Planning for Congregations Fred Darbonne

Strategic planning is just as critical for congregations as other organizations, even more so for those in transition.  The congregational plan includes the basics of standard strategy practice, adding the work of prayerful discernment of what God is calling the congregation to be and to do right now.  Strategic ministry planning addresses the three questions of “Who are we?” “Who is our neighbor?” and “What is God calling us to do?” posed by Alice Mann and Gil Rendle in their work, Holy ConversationsStrategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations.  Strategic planning can be an umbrella methodology for working through the interim ministry focus points and creating a fruitful ministry future.

We will look at the basics of strategic planning and review a sample facilitation process that you can use in your ministry setting. We will discuss the formatting of a strategic plan and a monitoring and implementation process. You will gain a starting foundation for developing your skills in this vital tool.

WORLD CAFÉ – Presenter: Arlen Vernava

Are you a Leader managing transition? Are you part of a Team preparing for change? Are you providing help to an organization/congregation and their leaders in their season of change and transition? And are you one who has little or no familiarity with World Café? Welcome! Your use of this discovery tool:

  • designs and leads meaningful and creative conversation for groups and organizations
  • congregations of all sizes
  • creates collaborative consensus outcomes
  • engages equitably across age cohort, life and education experience, gender, race and culture

A World Café in practice: offers a template for addressing big picture questions like: “what is our organization’s purpose?” and granular decisions: “of these three, what do we choose to do?”  Essentially World Café advances discovery, clarity, and or implementation by and with the “whole” community.

This webinar will best serve practitioners with no World Café leadership experience who are confident facilitators. We will use our time to explore this tool, understand its process and design, and consider implementation for in-person and virtual gatherings.

BONUS VIDEOS/WEBINARS/SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

These webinars are pulled from IMN Conferences or Special Support of the Network.

Current Videos:

  • Roy Oswald’s “Why you Should Develop a Pastor-Parish Relations Committee?”
  • Roy Oswald’s “Why Should YOu Give your Pastor a Sabbatical?

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