TEACH YOUR STAFF, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS HOW TO FAITHFULLY TRANSFORM CONFLICT IN WAYS THAT DISPLAY CHRIST’S LOVE.
Education is about more than gaining knowledge. Christian schools develop students’ character and equip them with practical wisdom to lead lives that glorify God. But when conflict creeps into the classroom, are teachers and administrators — or students and their parents — prepared to navigate tense moments in ways that demonstrate their love of God and one another?
When conflicts are mismanaged, or avoided entirely, there can be lasting side-effects on a school community. Yet, these same points of division can be transformed to provide opportunities to apply our practical wisdom, leading to long-term increases in trust, missional focus, and positive decision-making.
Engage the conflict buried beneath the surface-level symptoms
The effects of conflict can often be more evident than the source itself. We invite you to step out of the cycle of addressing the symptoms of disagreement and focus your leadership’s energy on the source. WayFinder provides practices to examine the fears, loves, and experiences that lead to someone’s position on a topic rather than viewing (and judging) someone solely based on their opinion.
Discover formative practices to care well for staff, students, and parents
Division is not exclusive to a school’s staff. WayFinder provides practices that develop Christian virtues throughout an entire community. This framework can be adapted for staff meetings, in the classroom, and even as part of parent-teacher conferences. Every level of your school can be transformed through conflict by recognizing a shared unity in Christ and living out Christian commitments with love for one another.
Transform conflict through a process of care and familiarity
Disagreements don’t have to be isolating. Learning to engage difficult conflicts with others in Christ-honoring ways will allow your school to foster an environment of genuine care for all staff, students, and parents. WayFinder prepares your leadership to model and implement a better way forward in your school that recognizes each member as made in the image of God and views conflict as the opportunity to build relationships amidst disagreement.
Confidence in Approaching Conflict
View disagreements not as a destructive force, but a hope-filled opportunity to grow in relationship with others.
Increased Retention of Staff & Families
Create a culture that honors difference within your school, rather than driving people away.
Communal Formation Through Division
Increase virtue throughout your school, amplifying humility, generosity, and patience.
Clarity & Transparency on Policy Decisions
Stop the never-ending games and become more proactive in how your school makes and communicates decisions.
Tell Us Your Organizational Story
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Gather your leadership team to virtually share your organization’s pain points and hope for a better way forward through conflict. We want to hear how your organizational and personal experiences with division have affected your ministry.
Find Out How WayFinder Can Be Applied to Your Context
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Your hopeful next chapter begins here. After we’ve heard your conflict history, we’ll provide you with a recommendation for how your community can best engage with the vision and practices of WayFinder. From two-hour to two-day engagements, our team will offer the best way forward based on your organization’s needs.
Plan Your WayFinder Implementation
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Now that you’ve determined your next step, we’ll help you think through the logistics. Who from your organization should be involved? When is the best time for your community to be trained? Should you invite other local churches or schools? These are just some of the questions that we’ll help you answer.
Book Your WayFinder Engagement
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All that’s left is to secure your training date(s). Our team will work with you to pick the perfect time of year for your training and implementation to begin.
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Schedule a free Introductory Webinar to discover how The Colossian Forum can ignite unity in your community. Invite your School’s leadership to join you in learning more about transforming conflict into opportunities for discipleship and witness.
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