If you work with people, conflict is inevitable. So, it is of no surprise that conflicts also arise in church and community life. However, pastors, ministers, and lay leaders are often asked to aid in conflict resolution and peacemaking. In understanding the importance of this biblical precept, we have designed a comprehensive conflict resolution program that will allow individuals, families, and ministries to gain a deeper understanding of conflict resolution strategies. Specifically, we focus on the dynamics of church conflict including ethics, conflict analysis, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and church conflict management.
FINANCIAL COUNSELING & SUPPORT
Utilizing nationally acclaimed biblical curriculum, Financial Peace University (FPU) by Dave Ramsey, the New Mt. Calvary Stewardship Committee works with members to teach them biblical and practical tools for handling money God’s way. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely. (See link: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/)
FAITH AND FITNESS
NMC Project H.E.A.L. (Healthy Environments and Active Living) Ministry in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the American Diabetes Association, Division of African American Health hosts quarterly education and fitness programs to increase member’s access to nutrition and health education in addition to providing fitness programs to strengthen individuals and families physically. Each quarter, members gather to participate in 45 minutes of health education and 45 minutes of physical activities. Class schedules are released on a quarterly basis.
GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by NMC Congregational Care Team who understands what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Over 12 sessions, participants will engage in interactive video teaching, support groups featuring discussion questions and practical application to your lives, and personal study materials and reflections. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis.