5 Stars Out Of 5
Good resource for the workplace
May 6, 2014
June Hunt's pamphlet on Confrontation was a useful tool for me as I lead a team of women in Bible Study. Sometimes we feel since we are doing God's work that we can let infraction to the rules slide. But to expose the wrong and establish the right--is a biblical mandate.
Right away I noticed that on every page of the pamphlet is a scripture verse. I use a large amount scripture on my PowerPoint presentations for women. This is a great resource for appropriate scripture.
"Five Methods of Confrontation Used in the Bible" June uses lots of scriptures throughout her pamphlet. Using characters such as Adam and Eve, Eli and his wicked sons, King David and even Jonah, June teaches us lessons on confrontation. She tells us when we need to confront and when it is best not to confront.
When confronted with truth, hopefully an act will result in conviction, correction, and a change of direction, which will improve the group we work with.
Holy Spirit confronts sin in our lives to produce confession. But God sometimes gives us the task to confront someone for their own good.
Four Styles in Confrontation are the Passive Avoider, Aggressive Attacker, Passive/Aggressive Ambusher, Assertive Activator. These styles were very interesting and you can clearly pick out your own personality. Later June tells how to use each type with scripted dialogue.
June introduces the "sandwich technique"--two soft slices of bread with the meat of the matter in the middle. This method would be needed with a prickly person who you really do not wish to confront, but God is urging you to for the good of the group.
The top slice of "bread" is appreciation: expressing care and concern for the person, complimenting on the positives. Then use the "meat" of correction to address the problem by recounting the chain of events that led up to the present problem. Last the bottom slice of "bread " of encouragement expressing confidence and assurance of future success.
Rose Publishing has provided me with an advanced reader copy.