Our Pastor, Scott Summerville, is an experienced mediator and teacher in the area of congregational conflict. The church has hosted many workshops for clergy and laity seeking to enhance their capacity to engage conflict in a healthy way in their congregations. Through these efforts our congregational leaders have gained skills in the area of identifying and addressing conflict in healthy ways. They have learned the motto, “Don’t Just React, Think, Then Respond!” As a congregation, we make a conscious effort to provide open communication about important issues and to allow for free exchange of ideas and perspectives about important matters facing our community. We utilize the resources of an entity of our United Methodist Church, JustPeace, which has pioneered a wonderful biblically based approach to conflict and peacemaking.
More information about JustPeace can be found on the web here.