LDR4102 Managing Conflict (SB)

LDR4102 Managing Conflict (SB) (2 credits)

This course is a study of the effective managing of conflict, particularly in the church. The course draws from a scriptural foundation with input from contemporary Christian and leadership literature. It begins by exploring the definition of conflict and its stages, emphasizing why managing conflict is a key part of a leader’s role in helping the church’s mission. Conflict is understood further by examining sources of conflict, communication, and approaches to conflict. A key part of the course includes scriptural perspectives on conflict from Jesus’ teaching and biblical case studies. The leader’s role in managing conflict is considered, beginning with the leader’s heart and moving to strategies for managing and reducing conflict, as well as how churches, organizations, and leaders can grow during conflict.
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
LDR3013 Guidelines for Leadership
Materials required:
IST: Managing Conflict, by Ronald I. Sommers
New International Version of the Bible

LDR4103 Managing Conflict (SB) (3 credits)

See description of LDR4102 Managing Conflict above. This course is the same as LDR4102 Managing Conflict except that a CRA must be completed. The textbook for the CRA is listed under “materials required.”
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
LDR3013 Guidelines for Leadership
Materials required:
IST: Managing Conflict, by Ronald I. Sommers
CRA Textbook: Building Conflict Competent Teams by Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan
New International Version of the Bible