Peaceful Transformation Team

Conflict is a natural part of life. Through conflict, we can grow in our awareness and responsiveness both to ourselves and to others. Conflict can help mature and develop us as people.  It is presented in this way in the Bible and particularly by Jesus in His teaching.

However, conflict can easily become harmful for individuals, for fellowships and for communities if it is not handled positively with integrity, honesty and creativity. The turmoil created can, when left unresolved, also bring damage to the church. It can also lead to a very poor view of church being formed among those who look on as observers.

Through our Peaceful Transformation Team, served by men and women trained and experienced in conflict mediation, we aspire to help congregations through offering help, training and advice in two areas:

Conflict mediation

We have available people who can mediate in situations of unresolved conflict and also advise on how to prevent difficult issues from escalating.

Conflict management

We can offer specialist teaching to congregations and leadership teams on healthy approaches to dealing with conflict, using mid-week meetings, Sunday services or away days as required.

Referrals and requests for the assistance of the Peaceful Transformation Team can be made through the Mission & Ministry Advisor.

Please contact us for further advice on jim@scottishbaptist.org.uk