Meeting Conflict with Grace
Finding ourselves at odds with others seems as much a part of life as breathing. Whether it’s feeling the sting of being wronged, finding out someone is upset with us, or getting caught up in a conflict between friends, family or co-workers, conflict happens. It can show up anywhere, anytime! Do you like how your conflicts are going? Or do you often find yourself feeling defeated and stressed in conflict?
Living Dangerously is about facing conflict with courage and grace. We either avoid conflict or make it more intense than it has to be. God’s word provides principles for living in peace and harmony with others. Facing conflict with God’s help gives us opportunities to deepen relationships and become more like Jesus. Together we can learn to rise to the challenge each conflict presents and unlock its gifts. Are you ready to meet the conflicts in your life in new ways?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Take this summer and seek out, through specific tasks and missions, God’s call and direction for you in dealing with the conflicts you face. This challenge is open to adults and youth. Sign up online at discovergrace.net/newsong
To support you in your mission, we will band together and meet monthly. Because summer is a time of travel and varied schedules, two identical meetings will be offered each month, and you can choose which one fits your schedule, or attend both.
Meeting Schedule: Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at Grace Church
June 13 or 27, 2018 Daring to Broaden Your Perspective
July 11 or 25, 2018 Daring to Speak Up
August 15 or 29, 2018 Daring to Act
September 12 or 26, 2018 Daring to Help Others in Their Conflicts
A monthly mission journal, outlining your tasks and challenges, will be available at each meeting, (and at the Info Center the following Sunday). In the meetings we will share experiences and get equipped with tools and strategies. We will discuss the book Bait of Satan: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense by John Bevere.
You can also get regular mission updates via Twitter (@connectgrace) and Facebook (@DiscoverGraceChurch).
Let’s let God transform our conflicts and our relationships in ways only He can. Let’s let this be our Summer of Living Dangerously!
Presented by Paula Hite, LCSW, New Song Christian Counseling in cooperation with Grace Church