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Transforming Church Conflict: A Foundation Course for Senior Church Leaders

March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

| Free

Begins with dinner at 6:30pm on Sunday, ends 2:00pm Friday

This five-day residential course, especially for Senior Church Leaders, is focused on conflict in church settings, and serves as the foundation for further Bridge Builders courses.


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

Jackie Searle is Archdeacon of Gloucester and a Canon at Gloucester Cathedral, and was previously a parish priest in Derby. She is a Training Partner with Bridge Builders, and is an experienced theological educator.

The Course

This five-day training course starts from the idea that conflict is normal and inevitable – but Christians often feel ill-prepared to handle conflict in the church. It is designed specifically for Senior Church Leaders such as Bishops, Archdeacons and others in the senior staff team (Anglican and Roman Catholic), Regional Ministers (Baptist), District Chairs (Methodist), Divisional Commanders (Salvation Army), Moderators (URC), or equivalents in other denominations. If in doubt, then please contact Colin Moulds on 07500 515 626 to enquire.

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Develop new skills for handling and transforming conflict
  • Give time to personal growth as part of a worshipping community
  • Be part of a movement that is changing the culture of the church
  • Help put the church’s energy to more creative use

The course is focused on conflict in church settings, and serves as the foundation for further Bridge Builders courses. Held residentially, it is built on our experience of leading similar training since 1996. The course aims to raise self-awareness, to deepen understanding of conflict and to teach methods for transforming conflict. Participants will be invited to stay in touch with Bridge Builders as a way of connecting with Christian leaders around Britain who are involved in transforming church conflict.

The course includes teaching, group work and guided practice. Active and practical in focus, the sessions provide hands-on skills training and use role-plays based on the kinds of conflicts encountered in the church. Each day includes times of prayer, worship and journalling. The course is intensive and includes some evening sessions; we strongly recommend avoiding any other commitments during the week, including scheduling extended telephone consultations.

Click on the following link to download full information about the course: Publicity brochure for TCC SCL – March 2018 v1

Meals & Accommodation

The course is fully residential, with accommodation from Sunday night to Thursday night, and with meals provided each day from Sunday evening until Friday lunch time (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), in single room accommodation at Launde Abbey, Launde Road, East Norton, Leicestershire LE7 9XB.

Course Timings

Sunday 11 March: arrival from 5:00pm for dinner at 6:30pm
Monday 12 March & Thursday 15 March: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 13 March & Wednesday 14 March: 9:00am-1:00pm, 3:30-6:00pm, 7:30-9:00pm
Friday 16 March: 9:00am-2:00pm

Cost & Application

The standard cost for the course is £1050. A training manual and style profile are included in the fee.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 24, so do apply early, as our courses are regularly over-subscribed.


To apply, please add a ticket to your cart below. Applications remain provisional until Bridge Builders has received a deposit of £100. The balance of the fee is due 10 weeks before the start of the course (i.e. by 2 January 2018). 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 Lisa Forsyth, Course Coordinator, on 07500 515 626 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 our bank details. You can either pay directly, or forward the order confirmation to the third party for payment.

If you experience any difficulty logging into our website, please contact us on 07500 515 626.


March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
March 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Launde Abbey Retreat and Conference Centre
Launde Road
East Norton, Leicestershire LE7 9XB United Kingdom
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