Globally Engaged Churches
For church leaders, mission pastors and mission-minded individuals who are involved in global discipleship, partnerships, church/agency relationships and the essential role of church in missions.
Team Conflict: The Church’s Role in Missionary Conflict Resolution
Friday @ 1:30pm
Team conflict is one of the primary threats to the success of cross-cultural workers. In this workshop you will learn of your church’s vital role in the following areas: Preparing your missionaries for success in dealing with team conflict; encouraging transparency for the free flow of information critical in the beginning stages of conflict; understanding the causes of team conflict and identifying problematic responses from both church and agency; helping your missionary successfully resolve conflict.
Linda Parker, MFT
Olive Tree Counseling Center
Linda Parker holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Georgia State University. She held a private counseling practice for 30 years in southern California, including trips overseas teaching and counseling missionaries and national Christians for mental health. She was the first director of Trinity Church’s Missionary Care Team and co-author of the recently released book Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care. Linda recently moved to Central Asia serving as a Professional Therapist to missionaries in the region through Olive Tree Counseling Center.