Our Consistory has asked the Council Executive to look into proposing a “policy”, or set of guidelines, that can be implemented in the event of a conflict arising within our community that requires some guidance from outside the conflict to resolve in a pastoral manner.
We are looking at several sources of information about conflict resolution and restorative practices, but much of it is in general terms that would require some formalization to make it helpful as a resource to provide some concrete steps that can be taken in the resolution process.
Not wanting to “re-invent the wheel”, we are asking if any of you may have such a document that we can use as a template, changing it as required to meet our local needs.
Our executive meets next on February 5, and we would like to be able to begin our work at that time. We would be most appreciative of any samples you can send our way.
Thank you for your consideration.