WANT TO THRIVE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? 

In this series, we will unpack the various ways that we respond to conflict and how we can navigate through it to experience deeper and more meaningful connection in our relationships. We will examine a relationship between Saul, David and Jonathan as we also unpack how to break through in our relationships within our lives, church and families. 

 

WHAT BLOCKS BETTER CONNECTIONS?

In the first week of the series we will discuss the 4 stages of community and address the two first stages (Pseudocommunity and Chaos) as natural responses to conflict. Conflict is inevitable but we typically tend to either avoid it or look beyond it (rose colored glasses, infatuation, etc) and while that is natural – it can often lead to problems because we never address root concerns or issues. Simultaneously – when we encounter conflict it can throw us into chaos and we can either remain in it without resolving it or escalating it or we can work through it in healthier ways. In examining the early stages of David and Saul’s relationship we see that both begin in pseudocommunity but quickly move into chaos. In understanding their relationship and story – we can learn how to see conflict as an important step in breaking through. 

BETTER CONNECTIONS REQUIRE UNITY

In the second week of the series we will examine the third stage of community (emptiness) and unpack the power of humility and self-giving love to bring us into deeper and more meaningful relationships and life. As we look at the relationships between David, Saul and Jonathan – we see that David and Jonathan are able to practice humility and love in their relationship and it transforms them – while Saul is unable to do so. Consequently, Saul continues in a cycle of chaos. 

BETTER CONNECTIONS REQUIRE UNITY

In the third week of the series we will explore the fourth stage of community (True community) – which is built on empathy. Specifically we will unpack how this kind of community is necessary in the church and within our deepest relationships. This will allow for us to discuss the realities of political, ideological, theological, and relational divides within our church and community.  

BETTER CONNECTIONS AT HOME

In this final week we will have special guests Dan Seaborn and Steve Norman from Winning at Home teach about how to have better connections at home. 

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