You are cordially invited to attend a lunch event, outlined below, hosted by the religious institutions group of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP.
Ken Sande, President of Peacemaker Ministries, author of The Peacemaker, and nationally recognized authority on biblical peacemaking principles will speak at a lunch event in Colorado Springs on Thursday June 7. Ken Sande has used biblical peacemaking principles to minister to parties in hundreds of conflicts ranging from simple personal disputes to complex church, corporate, and legal conflicts.
Conflict comes in many forms for ministries and churches, including disputes with employees, vendors, church members, and fellow ministries. This event will speak to real world conflict situations that churches and ministries frequently face.
Following Ken Sande's presentation, Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons attorney Michael Francisco will present on the legal requirements for avoiding litigation through Christian mediation or arbitration.
"Why Peacemaking can Preserve Staff, Money and Mission." (Ken Sande)
Ken Sande will discuss why ministries and churches should carefully consider how to respond to conflict. Often conflict takes away valuable resources and staff from ministries. In addition to wasting time, causing needless turnover, and inviting wasteful legal expense, conflict can harm an organization's Christian witness and diminish its mission.
There is a better way to respond to conflict by following a biblical model and using these situations to promote personal and ministry growth. Ken Sande will explore biblical principles of peacemaking, the benefits of biblical conflict solution including Christian conciliation, and how ministries should be proactive in planning to resolve conflicts. Ministries can save valuable time, staff, and money by preparing for conflicts before they happen. Biblical conflict resolution is not only efficient in saving ministry resources, it also fulfills a greater purpose of bringing glory to the great Peacemaker.
"How to Avoid Litigation by Mandating Christian Mediation or Arbitration" (Michael Francisco)
Churches and ministries that want to adopt peacemaking as the primary dispute resolution mechanism must comply with specific legal requirements. When can Christian arbitration and mediation be compelled? What must be included for courts to enforce a peacemaking agreement? How do Colorado Courts treat Christian conciliation clauses? Attorney Michael Francisco will address common legal issues with Christian arbitration and mediation agreements.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Please arrive at 11:30. Mr Sande's presentation will begin at 11:45
Where: Woodmen Valley Chapel
8292 Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Directions: Going north on East Woodmen Road, take the second entrance into Woodmen Valley Chapel, then go left at the Y in the road. Building 250 will be immediately on your right. Continue around to the east side of the building to park, then enter the building on the east side. We will be in the Harbor Room, #107.