How does a person balance the importance of a relationship and the importance of an issue in conflict? The answer to that often decides how constructive resolution attempts can be. On Wednesday, February 8, Rev. James Henricks shared tools to bring clarity into these precarious situations. Participants walked away with concrete tools to more clearly name the situations they are in and the strategy that is required to more confidently and effectively work towards resolution.
Rev. James Henricks currently serves as the Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) in the South Carolina synod. Prior to entering ministry, Rev. Henricks received his M.Div from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and an MTh from the University of Helsinki’s Religion, Conflict, and Dialogue program. He has since participated in seminars focusing on conflict management and resolution with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), culminating in a contribution to the LWF’s publication Blessed are the Peacemakers. He and his wife have fostered 10 children through LIRS and Lutheran Services Carolinas’ transitional foster care for unaccompanied minors. In addition, he serves his local community as a volunteer firefighter and chaplain in Friendly Fire Department and the City of Newberry Fire department.
We invite you to bring a spirit of curiosity to these gatherings and to all aspects of your life. What are you noticing? Where is Spirit moving? How are you being invited to participate?