How to Have a Courageous Conversation

Updated in Preparation for Postponed General Conference 2020


Whether church-wide or interpersonal, we all find ourselves having to have difficult conversations. This resource aims to help us engage these conflicts in helpful, Christian ways that will move us beyond an impasse or give us the courage to manage a conversation we’d rather avoid. For laity and clergy, this booklet helps set the stage for the many other Courageous Conversation resources that can be found online to help churches engage in conversations whether about the color of the carpet or a thorny social issue.

28 pages.

REV. JUNIUS B. DOTSON is a dynamic preacher, public speaker, church planter, and a recognized visionary leader in church revitalization. He is the General Secretary (Chief Executive Officer) of Discipleship Ministries, an international agency of The United Methodist Church. He was instrumental in growing and transforming St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, a 3,500-member church, into a multi-campus congregation in Wichita, KS.

He is also the author of Developing An Intentional Discipleship System and Engaging Your Community: A Guide to Seeing All the People.