A note from Executive Director Chandler Means regarding the COVID-19 outbreak: Read the note

Do you ever wish you had a map to help you navigate the complex and often confusing worlds of church members? 

God created us as beautifully complex beings, with souls, minds, bodies and personalities. Sometimes ministers can find themselves in deep waters with others’ issues and no clear map for navigating safely through. AGAPE offers training sessions designed to equip ministry leaders with counseling resources to help you better engage your congregation in powerful and transformative ways. Sessions will be held at AGAPE's main office

Upcoming Courses

PLEASE NOTE: All upcoming training sessions have been postponed until further notice due to the threat of COVID-19. Refunds are available, but it is our hope that the sessions will be rescheduled at a later date. If you have already purchased a ticket and wish to receive a refund, please log in to your Eventbrite account and submit a refund request. Thank you for your cooperation! If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Tuesday, March 24th from 9am-11am

“Of Course You Know, This Means War!”: Understanding How the Brain Processes Conflict

Taught by AGAPE therapists Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT and Tracy Hall, PhD, LMFT

Participants will:

  1. Discuss the brain science behind what triggers a person’s sense of conflict.
  2. Analyze family of origin and life experience “lenses” that can inform a person’s reactions to conflict
  3. Examine ways to address conflict that will consider physiological processes and allow the therapist to look for a better outcome by helping those in conflict learn how to establish realistic, workable “ground rules” for engaging conflict.

*Note: Because this is a joint training for our Therapy Training Institute (TTI) and our Ministry and Psychology (MaP) tracks, the information presented in this training will primarily work through the objectives in a church and ministry context, but the principles will be applicable to mental health professionals working with couples, families, and individuals in any relationship context.

Intended Audience:  Ministers, Church Leaders, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Field

Instruction Level: Intermediate


$20 (No CE Credits) 
$30 (2 CE Credits provided through Lipscomb University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program)



Recent Courses

Effective Pre-Marital Counseling

PREPARE/ENRICH Certification Workshop

Basic Counseling Resources and Knowing When It’s Time to Refer

How to Handle Suicidal Members and Other Crisis Situations

Understanding Personalities and Why They Mesh and Clash


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