Assignment 1: Conflict Case Study
Note: Per the South University grading policy, this assignment is classified as the Final Project assignment. If a student does not complete this assignment and fails the course, he or she will be awarded a grade of NCF.
For the final project of this course, students will apply the principles and practices they have studied and integrated into their own approach to conflict management to a specific case of conflict in a ministry setting. Their approach should be biblically grounded and theologically reflective and define a constructive strategy that facilitates healing and transformation.
This 10 page paper (2,500–words) will include four sections:
1.Introduction: A 1–2 page introduction which displays the student’s general understanding of the nature and cause(s) of conflict and his/her succinct philosophy of conflict management.
2.Ministry Conflict Case: A 2-page description of a ministry conflict for this case study. The conflict should be presented anonymously with enough detail to demonstrate the complexity of the situation as well as the people involved.
3.Conflict Case Study Analysis: A determination of the nature and causes of conflict featured in the case study, analysis of the stages of the conflict’s development, and application of the systems approach to the case study.
4.Strategy of Mediation: Specific steps and recommendations for mediating this conflict which will create the greatest potential for peace, reconciliation, and healing.
The paper will be assessed for the following features:
•Usage of a minimum of 8 scholarly resources, including course textbooks as well as books published by academic presses and peer-reviewed articles.
•The level of the student’s engagement with and integration of the subject matter of this course (e.g., systems approach, stages of conflict, steps for mediation, etc.).
•The student’s capacity to analyze a conflict situation for its nature and causes and to determine steps and recommendations to bring about reconciliation. I need 10 pages, only 8 showed up when I tried clicking on the arrow.
Some of the books are:
Healthy Congregations, A Systems Approach, by: Peter L. Steinke
Sande, Ken. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Bakers Books, 2004
Bernard Mayer, The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner”s Guide, (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2000), 50
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