Courageous Conversations

How Do You Love Like a Christian When Everyone Else Has Lost Their Minds?
A Workshop with Mark Yaconelli

Sunday, June 11
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
$7/per person suggested donation for light supper.

This three-hour workshop uses practical exercises developed at The Center for Engaged Compassion.  The workshop will present real life skills and capacities for practicing love in the midst of anger, fear, hurt, and frustration. The workshop will offer a mixture of presentation, creative exercises, and discussion focused on understanding and personal transformation in interpersonal relationships.

Individuals who attend the workshop will:

  • Develop skills for self-compassion
  • Learn how to identify and transform difficult emotions (rage, depression, fear, disgust, etc.)
  • Increase individual capacity to heal suffering in self, others, and institutions
  • Develop a technique for relating to oneself, friends, family members, strangers, perpetrators, and even
    ‘enemies’ with genuine compassion.

Mark Yaconelli is the Executive Director of The Hearth, a nonprofit that uses applied storytelling techniques for individual healing and social transformation. Mark is also the Co-Founder of The Center for Engaged Compassion where he served as the director of formation. Mark is a veteran retreat leader, author, storyteller, and community activist. His most recent book is The Gift of Hard Things (InnerVarsity Press, 2017).

Please register below or call the WPC office at 512-459-5497.