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Care of Troublesome People

Nov. 14, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017

Time: Open - Online course
Location: Online Course
Price: $95.00 (free for Oates members)
Event Link: Learn More

Learn how to approach troubled and troublesome people in your congregation in ways that are not dismissive but are caring, affirming, and grounded in God’s grace. In the book, The Care of Troublesome People, Dr. Oates combines family systems theory, insightful analysis of five types of behavior that often create conflict in churches, and biblically-based approaches for dealing with such behavior in this practical guide for pastoral care givers.

Following this seminar, participants should be able to:

1. Recognize five characteristics of troublesome people and how they can affect the total system of the church.
2. Identify motivations, temptations, and reactions as the pastor or congregational lay leaders when relating to a troublesome parishioner.
3. Identify behaviors of troublesome people that can harm individuals and a congregation.
4. Discuss a biblical and ethical perspective on the characteristics of troublesome people.
5. Better understand the reasons behind the behaviors of troublesome people.
6. Empathize and give care with authenticity.    1.2 CEUs