“How to Have a Courageous Conversation” is a four-session series provided by the Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church, and is designed to help local churches structure dialogues to move beyond impasses or hold conversations we’d rather avoid by discovering how to listen well and learn from others. In this course you’ll explore concepts that will help you or your small group engage in a range of conversations, from the color of the carpet to a thorny social issue.
This is a self-paced online class, which we will supplement with Zoom discussion groups each week. Topics will include:
- Week 1: Getting Started
- Week 2: Introduction to the Concepts
- Week 3: Courageous Conversations
- Week 4: Forces That Divide Us
- Week 5: Implementation
This class is not intended as a place to debate topics, but instead to learn how to better engage in fruitful conversation with each other, no matter how polarized our world.