Read how professional conflict managers approach the issue of community conflict and ascertain if any of these might apply to the present situation.
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Preparing for a negotiation greatly enhances the prospect for a successful negotiation.
Elevate how parish council members view their calling to service with this scriptural teaching.
In terms of effectiveness, the personal face to face request for a gift is the most effective. The open letter appeal is the least effective. In the middle ground, there is the letter followed up by a phone call.
We all do it and for some unfortunate souls it’s a way of life. Amazing, however, is the energy, rise in self-esteem and joy we feel when we complete a task that has planted itself above us like a dark shadow. This article offers some suggestions in dealing with this mischievous little demon that can wreck a much-needed parish undertaking.
With intelligence and forethought load the parish council with skills and talent.
The responses to a survey sent to 100 Orthodox priests clearly revealed that recruiting and retaining dependable and competent volunteers is one of the most challenging aspects of parish management.
One of the most important volunteer positions that needs to be filled and one that requires some fairly rare attributes.
A carefully managed but open nominations process to the parish council can save countless hours of frustration at a later date and majorly improve the level of performance by the parish council. Don’t leave this means of parish development to spontaneous hand-raising at general assemblies or cattle calls for volunteers from the amvon.
People love and care about what they invest in with their time, talent and treasure. A day of service involving the whole family at the church is a powerful way to build community.
Self-care as Jesus taught; not self-care as self-depletion.
One of many general parish education tools on stewardship.
There are many forms of courage in the world. Undertaking a difficult conversation on a awkward subject is one of them. Though sometimes seemingly fraught with peril, woe to the priest who does not acquire the ability to effectively conduct these with charity, humility and a sincere desire to understand – but also to sometimes set a boundary or lovingly assert his position.
A basic review of effectively communicating – indispensable to a peaceful and well-informed parish community.
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