Congregational Leadership Conference


Congregational Leadership Conference is in the past.

Leading congregations today is hard work, but there’s help to make it easier. Don’t miss the Institute for Conflict Management’s (ICM) Congregational Leadership Conference, themed “Leading through Transition and Conflict,” on April 17-18, in the Ezell Center.

Learning ways to better manage conflict or stop it before it arises can be extremely beneficial to administrators, volunteer leadership, and youth and children’s ministers. The ICM’s 2013 Spring Leadership Conference will provide attendees with ready-to-use tools to lead conflict management programs within their own congregations, including self-assessment instruments, PowerPoint presentations and simulation exercises. Attendees who complete the two-day training will receive a Certificate of Management of Congregational Change and Conflict from the Institute for Conflict Management.

Steve Joiner, Institute for Conflict Management managing director, will lead sessions addressing conflicts and concerns experienced by churches of every size.

  • Discussion segments include how to:
  • Lead difficult and manipulative people
  • Set vision in the midst of opposing groups
  • Determine an authentic style of managing transition and conflict
  • Move a congregation or smaller church group through an impasse

Special guest mini-lectures and inspirations from:

  • Scott Sager, Lipscomb’s vice president for Church Services
  • Barry Stevens, senior minister at Monterey Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, and adjunct professor in preaching and ministry at Lubbock Christian University
  • John York, associate dean of Lipscomb’s College of Bible and Ministry and Hazelip School of Theology and director of the Doctor of Ministry program

Cost is $200 per person or a group rate of $150 per person. Cost includes two days of instruction, materials and meals. Call 615-966-6680 or email with any questions. Register online at