“When we pray for people with whom we are in conflict, we open a channel through which God will work fully as much within us as within the wider situation.” —Stephen V. Doughty
All families experience conflict, but rarely does it become so destructive and harmful that it threatens to divide us and redefine relationships for years to come.
We see and hear the pain and hurt that our United Methodist family is experiencing due to the recent actions of General Conference in St. Louis, and our heart breaks.
We give thanks that we follow a God who has experienced such pain, a God who knows about broken hearts and how to heal them.
As staff of The Upper Room, our work is to create safe space, holy ground, for the healing, transformation, and love of the whole world and everyone in it.
We offer a few helps on this journey of healing and transformation. The road is not easy. Thank God we do not go it alone.
Resources for Conflict and Community
“For the past two years, I have used Journey to the Table to cultivate community with young adults in Nashville. The rhythm of Journey to the Table with preparation, prayer, listening, silence, and discussion created space for young adults to reflect, grow in their faith, and build relationships. The topics are extremely relevant for emerging adulthood, and the activities and schedule are adaptable for different contexts. We invited the participants to continue the relationships built at Journey to the Table through year-round life groups and affinity groups. I’m looking forward to next year’s Journey to the Table – it truly sets a table for building relationships and growing in our faith.” Learn more about Journey to the Table.