February Spiritual and
Saturday, February 4, 2017,
St. John the Evangelist School Cafeteria,
presented by Dr. Don McCrabb
Conflict in ministry is inevitable. How we resolve conflict in ministry maybe the best ministry we ever do. This day long interactive workshop will explore what conflict is – and what it is not – and identify five conflict management styles and five different ways to resolve conflict. Using case studies, the group will explore these five approaches to conflict resolution and consider when to use these approaches within the context of the faith community. The workshop will conclude by exploring the theological and spiritual basis for conflict resolution and faithful preventative ways to prepare for, identify, and resolve conflict.
Don is a pastoral theologian who taught for the Catholic Leadership Institute, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies), and the Catholic University of America. He served in senior leadership positions for the Catholic Youth Foundation USA, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. McCrabb has extensive experience with Catholic organizations having provided consultation services to the Catholic Apostolate Center, the University of Dayton Campus Ministry, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Saint Bonaventure University, and Sienna Heights University. He is a published author with articles in the NCEA Seminary Journal, Bible Today, and the Journal of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. He and his wife Barbara co-authored Rise, Take the Child – Reflections on the Vocation of Adoption (Visual Dynamics Publishing, 2015). They have three sons, three grandchildren, and are active parishioners of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, D.C.
This event is open to non-members, although seating is limited. Cost for non-members is $30 and includes lunch. Members pay $10 for lunch.
The Lay Formation Institute is an initiative of our Diocesan vision, the Church Fully Alive. The Institute prepares the laity for leadership roles in our parishes and helps lay ministers eventually become accredited as ministers. The program is also available to anyone in the diocese to deepen their knowledge of the faith and the call to be disciples. Institute curriculum is comprised of online classes through the University of Notre Dame’s STEP program, and spiritual and pastoral formation days held locally. The basic program is 2 years.
The inaugural program began in the fall of 2016. If you are interested in participating in the Lay Formation Institute in the future, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lay Formation Institute also has a Facebook group for members. Those with Facebook are invited to join the group: Lay Formation Institute of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
|Saturday, August 13th 2016||Theological Reflection and STEP registration Meeting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Pensacola Bring your laptop, if you have one, and your credit card! We will be registering for the online classes (cost will be $79). Lunch will be provided for this meeting. 9:00AM to 5:00PM, in the school cafeteria.|
|Saturday, September 17th 2016||Formation Meeting at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chipley|
|Saturday, October 1st 2016||Bishop Ricard Conference, St. Sylvester Parish, Gulf Breeze|
|Saturday, December 3rd 2016||Formation meeting at St. Margaret Parish, Defuniak Springs (this meeting was originally scheduled for November 19)|
|No January Meeting|
|Saturday, February 4th 2017||Formation Meeting at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pensacola|
|Saturday, March 18th 2017||Formation Meeting at St. Margaret Parish, Defuniak Springs|
|Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th 2017||End of Year Retreat, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center, Panama City Beach|