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Topic: “Generative Conversations in Congregations,” by Rev. Phillip Lund
Moderator: Rose Dorer
Program Description: How do we create spaces for deep listening? Phil Lund discusses his four-part approach: 1) Create safe, sacred space, 2) Practice holy listening: Slow, silent and with a simple frame of mind, 3) Honor the silence and 4) Invite wisdom
Presenter Bio: Phillip Lund has almost twenty years of experience serving congregations in the areas of faith formation and spiritual growth, first as a religious educator in Bloomington, Indiana, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois, and most recently as a congregational life consultant working for the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and a certificate in InterSpiritual Counseling from One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York. Phil has received additional training in The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter and Discerning Your Call: Dependable Strengths® for Congregations at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota; he has completed the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, and he is a Certified Practitioner of The MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ Instruments. In 2013 Phil was named the Fahs Fellow for Innovation in Technology by the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard.