Read the workshop, and then investigate whether your congregation has had a significant conflict. When did the conflict take place? Does it continue to affect congregational life? What issues were at stake? Was the conflict an internal matter, or did it involve outside forces? Was it successfully resolved? If so, what was necessary for healing to occur? As you lead this workshop, reflect on the ways conflicts can continue to have repercussions many years after they take place.

Before you lead the workshop, take time to complete this sentence: "At the end of this workshop, I hope the participants leave feeling... "

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