The Colossian Way

September 27, 2019

The Colossian Way Training

On February 6-8, 2020, The Duke Endowment is sponsoring a Colossian Way training event at the JB Duke Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Duke University. The Colossian Way (TCW) is a curriculum that equips faith organizations with the tools to recover their ability to stay in relationship with and love one another, despite disagreement. By adopting The Colossian Way, your church or organization can become a place of reconciliation - one to which people are drawn and which deals with conflict in ways that reflect Christ. You can guide your faith organization through this transformation by becoming a Colossian Way Leader. Over three days, you'll receive instruction from experienced Colossian Forum staff, who will equip you to lead Colossian Way groups on any TCW topic - Origins, Sexuality, or Political Talk. Once you complete the training, you'll be able to help others learn to reflect the beauty of Christ when they disagree.

Training begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday with a group dinner, followed by a welcome and introduction to The Colossian Way and each other. We hit the ground running on Friday at 9:00 am with topics such as Training Objectives, The Basics, Staff-Led Sample Session, and Support Resources. Friday is stocked with plenty of refreshments and onsite lunch. While training ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, there is an offsite (optional) dinner that we encourage Leaders to attend to continue forming relationships and having fellowship with one another. Saturday also begins at 9:00 am, but this time with a Student-Led Sample Session. We finish the day with questions, debriefing and a commissioning at 12:30 pm with a boxed lunch to go. 
Find out more about The Colossian Forum on their website:
Thanks to generous funding from The Duke Endowment, the cost of The Colossian Way Leader Training is just $75 for one Leader and includes training, materials, and The Colossian Way Curriculum and $125 to add lodging. We are grateful for the support of The Duke Endowment and are happy to offer our training on the East Coast to continue our work of equipping leaders to transform cultural conflicts into opportunities for spiritual growth and witness!
You can register for this event at this registration link.
This training is being provided in partnership with Duke Divinity School and the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.
For further questions about the training, contact Monica Lawrence at
Leadership Development