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Handling Tension in Church Life: Workshop, Bloomsbury

May 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

| Free


A practical challenge

Tension in church life can be sparked by many different things: personality clashes, changes in buildings or patterns of worship, unexpected crisis events, unpopular decisions by the leadership, arguments about doctrine, disreputable behaviour – to name just some.

And the overall level of tension can be anything from quite low (e.g. minor disagreements between one or two individuals) to cripplingly high (e.g. warring factions, with significant numbers leaving).

But in every case the crucial factor is the way people (especially leaders) respond to the element of conflict. That’s what determines whether things move in the direction of forgiveness and reconciliation or of blame and hostility.

Jesus’ words “Blessed are the peace-makers” sound wonderful in theory, but they can be very demanding to put into practice …….

Want to be better equipped?

Bridge Builders specialises in practically-focused training, grounded in the example and teaching of Jesus. This workshop is designed for people who are part of a church’s leadership group (e.g. a staff team, ministry team, eldership, diaconate, church council). It will be especially helpful if several from a leadership group come together.


Running from 9.30 to 4.30, the programme includes worship, teaching, and hands-on skills training.

Learn more about:

  • Your own conflict style – its strengths and limitations
  • Improving communication when emotions run high
  • Helping a church learn more constructive patterns of behaviour in the face of tension
  • Hanging onto hope in trying circumstances

Click on the following link to download full information about the day: Handling Tension in Church Life May 2017 v1 (2)


Colin Moulds is Executive Director of Bridge Builders and has been providing training, mediation and consultancy services in both the workplace and churches since 2009. Colin’s wealth of experience in Leadership and Management is built from 23 years with the world’s largest mobile telecommunications provider.


Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church is situated at the edge of Covent Garden, close to the junction of New Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. The nearest underground stations are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Covent Garden. The nearest car parking is on Bloomsbury Square, Museum Street and Great Russell Street. There are meters on the surrounding streets.


The cost of the workshop is £65 per person, payable in full at the time of booking. This includes training materials, refreshments and a simple buffet lunch.


Please add your ticket to the cart below. Cancellations before 26 April 2017 will receive a 50% refund. Thereafter no refund will be provided. Please see our terms and conditions.

If no more places are available and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033 or email bb@bbministries.org.uk.

Please note: If a third party (eg. Diocese) is paying for your ticket, please book using your own name and contact details. Select direct bank transfer as the payment option and you will receive an order confirmation containing bank details. You can either pay directly, or forward the order confirmation to the third party for payment.

If you have previously attended a Bridge Builders course and experience any difficulty logging into our website, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033.


May 6, 2017
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Colin Moulds


Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8EP United Kingdom
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