Crucial Conversations with Pr. Edie Lenz and Pr. Scott Stephan

February 20, 2020

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

As ministers, we dwell in crucial conversations that have the potential to shape people’s lives daily.  We are honored to share space with people in their deepest highs and lows; in times of peace and extreme stress. 

Have you ever found yourself reacting out of anxiety or responding in ways you did not think you would? 

It happens AND we can continue to grow as people after God’s heart, in tune with God’s love for us and all of humanity, open to the Spirit and tooled up to be fully present and focused on the people we are extending care too. 

Join Pastor Lenz and Pastor Stephan in exploring how we can continue to grow as human beings and ministers of the Gospel best serve others through Crucial Conversations. 

This workshop includes interactive exploration of how to participate in Crucial Conversations.

*Schedule is subject to change

  • 9-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-10:00 Introductions and Devotions
  • 10:00-10:30 How do you show up in conversations?
    Exploring Anxiety and Default Settings
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 How do you stay defined and connected?
    Conversing with Courage, Curiosity, and Love
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:15 Developing Crucial Conversation Skills
  • 3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks and Prayer

Fee (includes registration and lunch): $35 if registered by February 5, 2020, $50 February 6-20, 2020

First, Geneseo (114 E Main St., Geneseo)

Scholarships are available.

Register online using the form on this page or contact Synod Registrar Nancy Corey at or 309-794-4004.