What is SoCe Leads?
SoCe Leads is a side business that I started so I could share Process Communication Model and Leading Out of Drama with as many people as possible.
But wait, I thought you were a pastor?
Yes. I am. I still am a full time pastor at Woodlawn UMC in Derby. This is just an official offering of work I've been doing for awhile. It does not have anything to do with my work as a pastor.
Didn't you just start a non-profit too?
Yes. 2015 is the year of starting business' didn't you hear? I am apart of a community of people who started a non-profit called SoCe Life. SoCe Life helps people work through vocational discernment for ministry and practices community organizing. Check it out here: www.socelife.org.
What's with the name?
SoCe is short for SOuth CEntral. Our intentional community started in South Central neighborhood of Wichita, KS. We are hoping to change the narrative of a neighborhood that has been defined by violence, drugs, and prostitution. One small part of that is a fancy hip new name....SoCe.
Who can use PCM and/or LOD?
Both of these models are context neutral. They focus on the process of communication not the content. This means they work for every individual, every relationship, every profession, and in every place imaginable.
Which tool is the best for me? PCM or LOD?
Both! Of course the best option is to have both tools at your disposal. And if you are going to pick one here is how I like to differentiate them.
PCM's greatest strength is its ability to create an environment of diversity, respect, community, and mutual understanding. It will help you finally understand the person you connected with the least. Using PCM you can alter your environment to motivate your team or community in a way that is positive and avoids distress.
LOD's greatest strength is its ability to address negative conflict head on. With LOD you will learn how to use conflict to create positive change. It will create a shared language and expectation for how your team or community navigates conflict and give you the skills to harness conflicts power for good.
How do I sign up for a class?
I am trying to offer public classes with some regularity. The upcoming courses are found here!
What questions do you have about SoCe Leads that I haven't answered yet? Let me know!