Conflict Resolution

Level: 3


DISCUSSION GROUP (Adult Facilitator Required)

  • Explain how Christ encouraged people in conflict in the following Bible stories. Identify the nature of the conflict or human needs in each story that you explain.
    • John 8:1-11 (Mary Magdalene)
    • Matthew 18:1-6 (Disciples – Greatest Kingdom in Heaven)
    • Kings 3:16:28 (Solomon and the Baby)
  • Discuss relationship, identity, racial, and cultural conflicts that teenagers in your community face today (i.e. relationship with parents, self esteem, friendships).
  • Describe types of human needs and give a real-life example of each.
  • What is active listening? Practice active listening by role playing conflicts noted in #2.
  • Apply the following method of conflict resolution to an example in #2:
    • Set the scene
    • Gather information
    • Identify the problem
    • Brainstorm solutions
  • Negotiate a solution.
  • Explain how to make a referral to a professional counselor or pastor.
  • Discuss your own motives for wanting to help your friends when they face conflict. What about strangers?


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