God’s Design for Community Training
The following are some of the individual sessions. You can pick which ones you would like for your group’s workshop. We will work with you to create the best workshop for you. You can find other workshops on conflict management and relationships with others.
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Powerful Keys to Transform Your Relationships
Do you long for improved relationships or to strengthen the good ones you have? Discover biblical, easy-to-apply skills to protect and build personal, business and church-wide relationships. Relationships can be difficult, both inside and outside the family. Broken relationships are far too common. Barna Research Group and others document the desperate need for interpersonal skills training for every Christian—from pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders to people in business and family relationships. This workshop empowers individuals for maximum success in all their relationships with a simple-to-apply skills. Each skill is demonstrated, practiced and discussed. You’ll discover what God’s Word says about interpersonal skills and how to apply the principles in your life.
Often people are not aware of what they are doing to hurt or destroy their relationships. This session begins with some of the things people tend to do wrong in their relationships, especially in how they fail to communicate well. Active listening is the cornerstone of effective relationships and must usually be learned. In this workshop, you’ll watch two demonstrations: how to sabotage your relationships and how to listen more effectively. Then you have an opportunity to practice loving listening. You’ll earn to become aware of what level other people may be on and how to respond appropriately. Learn how to unlock better communication, greater intimacy and personal growth.
How to Build Trust for Healthier Relationships
Trust is the foundation of every healthy relationship, including family, work, friendships, and even God! Yet trust has so often been broken that many find it hard to trust anyone. This session considers the significance of being able to trust others, as well as being trustworthy ourselves. It looks at things we do to destroy trust, and things that build trust. Building trust is important both on the individual level and on an organizational level. The materials include worksheets on building trust with issues to consider on our own and also issues to discuss with family, friends or co-workers. If the workshop is for leaders, this module will include a session focusing on building trust on an organizational level.
How to Draw People Out
The key to drawing a person out lies in the “clues” he or she releases. When something is important to us, we send up clues to see if anyone will notice and be interested. Most people never recognize these clues, which are a direct line to the heart. Participants discuss the topic, watch the skill demonstrated and practice four key ways to respond to clues to draw others out: silence, questions, self-disclosure and observations. You’ll learn to go deeper in all your relationships.
How to Motivate People to Solve Their Problems
When someone comes with a problem, people are often tempted to give advice on what the other person should do. But this probably isn’t the most helpful to them. In this session, we learn seven steps for helping others explore options, so they can come up with a solution themselves. Participants watch a demonstration where one person helps another solve a problem. Then they practice using the seven steps with a partner, on either a real or hypothetical problem.
How to Encourage Others
Encouraging others is “love with feet on it.” This session leads participants through an understanding of why encouragement is so important. They have the opportunity to explore practical ways to encourage others in small groups and the large group. Participants leave with a fresh understanding of the incredible results that can come from a small investment of time and energy through encouragement.
We also offer training on conflict management and how to live in community in way that glorify God.
To learn more about how we can work with your group, or to request additional information, please use the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you!