With tensions rising over disagreements about things like responses to the coronavirus, many of us are experiencing conflict and division. If you’re looking for faithful ways to help your Christian community navigate them, we can help. Our conflict engagement framework offers worship, lessons, and practices that your Christian community can rely on as you face these unprecedented conflicts.
In a time of deep division between Christians, The Colossian Way is a conflict engagement framework built on hope. The name comes from the hope-filled proclamation of Colossians 1:17: In Christ all things hold together.
Participants in The Colossian Way take up the practice of gathering together and loving God and one another while engaging challenging issues. We do this in the hope that, when done in faithful ways, we will witness the body of Christ built up.
This hope flies in the face of conventional wisdom that says talking about these topics will only drive us apart. All around us is the hopeless story of a declining and divided church that is at war with itself. As the world watches, many people shake their heads because Christians so often fail to reflect the life and teaching of Jesus.
Our ability to handle tough issues well is limited by our lack of deep formation into the character of Christ. The Colossian Way takes our polarization over divisive issues as an opportunity to grow deeply into the image of Jesus. We can take the next steps right here and right now, right in the middle of our disagreements.
The goal of The Colossian Way is less to resolve a specific issue once and for all and more to build our capacity for working on important questions in a way that reflects faithful obedience to Christ.
As a trained Facilitator, you'll be equipped to lead your Christian community through conflict with confidence. In less than two hours, from any device, anywhere, you'll master the core Colossian Way concepts, learn how to lead small groups, and help fellow Christians experience the transforming power of conflict.
Online Colossian Way Small Group Facilitator Training features:
You can access Training on your schedule, go at your own pace, and stop and resume when you need to. You can also reference back to particular videos and activities when you have questions.
Ready to guide your Christian community through the important conversations and disagreements that shape our churches and our world?
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we've temporarily suspended in-person Training. Online Training is a convenient alternative that will equip you to lead Colossian Way groups equally well.**
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