To prepare and engage people with differing views in conversations that honor God.
People coming to know Jesus for who He truly is as they engage in Christlike dialogue.
DEFINITION OF A CHRISTLIKE DIALOGUE
A Christlike dialogue is defined as honest conversation, guided by the Holy Spirit that includes:
Other-minded listening (Philippians 2:3-4; James 1:19-20)
Seeking and speaking the truth in love (John 14:6; 8:32; Ephesians 4:15)
Focusing on Christ’s interests (1 Timothy 1:15; Ephesians 4:13)
Trusting God with the outcome (1 Peter 2:23; 2 Timothy 2:24-26)
All across America, gossip and argumentative monologues continue to be more prevalent than Christlike dialogue. God wants to see that change. Why? Because He wants His children to embrace disagreements and conflict as opportunities to know Christ better, become more like Him, and represent Jesus well through the words we speak (and don’t speak) so others come to know Jesus as He truly is.
Think of the impact within a congregation or organization when Christlike dialogue becomes more prevalent than gossip and quarreling.
Think of the impact within our homes, our churches, within our neighborhoods, in the workplace, and throughout society when Christians become the people God is calling us to be in regard to how we respond to and communicate with people who have differing views.
WHO WE ARE
JEFF ROSENAU is founder and president of the ministry, Christlike Dialogue. For over twenty-five years, Jeff has been teaching biblical principles to challenge and prepare God’s people to replace gossip and quarreling with conversations that honor God. He is the author of When Christians Act Like Christians: God’s Call to Christlike Civility, and Christlike Dialogue: Engaging in Conversations that Honor God. He has shared nationally and internationally through seminars, annual conferences, retreats, and Bible studies, and has provided leadership training for church leaders, educators, attorneys, business leaders. and pregnancy centers. Jeff has a heart for seeing Christians, beginning with himself, represent Jesus well through the words we speak so more people come to know Jesus for who He truly is.
CANDY ROSENAU joined Jeff at Christlike Dialogue in 2014, following a career in education. She is passionate about engaging people in meaningful conversation and discipling new believers. She is blessed to practice her gift of hospitality, along with her teaching, counseling and mediation skills, as Event Coordinator for Christlike Dialogue. Candy is available as a public speaker to motivate and inspire others to embrace conflict in their lives as opportunities to persevere in love for people, despite differences, without compromising truth.
JEFF & CANDY both enjoy teaching the principles of Christlike Dialogue and co-facilitating small groups where they can witness the power of the Holy Spirit at work in people’s lives as they explore and deepen their faith. Jeff and Candy live in Centennial, Colorado where they enjoy time with their family and friends.
Blake is a graduate of Denver Seminary and has served the local church since 2015 in various roles from overseeing a church community center and training people in evangelism to leading congregation-wide efforts in prayer and preaching. Blake is currently finishing up his Ph.D. in ethics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Blake and his wife Kristen love the local church and enjoy using their gifts to point people to Christ in the context of the church community. The Burget family loves to read good books, spend time in the mountains, and make friends with people from different countries and cultures. Blake and Kristen have been married since 2009 and have three of the cutest daughters in the entire world.
Retired from Lockheed Martin
Sid has been a member of Mission Hills Church for 33 years, and has served on several ministry boards. He was a charter board member for 6 years of Hines Ugandan Ministries which is a ministry to orphans and widows in Kamonkoli, Uganda. He is currently serving on the board for Quiet Waters Ministries which is a ministry that provides intensive counseling for pastors and missionaries, and is also currently serving on the advisory council for Open Door Ministries which serves inner city indigent people.
Executive Director of Restoration Outreach Programs
Kent joined ROP as Executive Director in January 2008. Before that he served as a volunteer ministry consultant to Christian organizations for almost two years. Kent also served as the Executive Director of International Student Connection – an outreach of Cherry Hills Community Church (CHCC) to international students studying at metro Denver colleges and universities – from 1999 to 2006. He has been a member of CHCC since 1984 where his ministry-related experience includes serving as an Elder, a member of the Small Group Advisory Board, a small group leader, a choir member, a Sunday School teacher, an Alzheimer’s facility worship leader, and an inner-city tutor. Before transitioning into full-time ministry, Kent worked for almost twenty years in the oil and gas and mining industries, primarily in financial administration. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Asian Studies from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from UCLA. Kent and his wife, Lisa, married in 1980. They have three grown children.
President of Christlike Dialogue
For over twenty-five years, Jeff has been teaching biblical principles to prepare people to engage in conversations that are honoring to God. He is the author of several books including the ministry’s newest resource, Christlike Dialogue: Engaging in Conversations that Honor God. He has provided leadership training nationally and internationally for church and para-church leaders, educators, business leaders, and attorneys. Jeff and his wife, Candy are members of Mission Hills Church and for the last decade have served there as facilitators of small groups for people to explore faith and experience community. They have five sons and six grandchildren and reside in Centennial, Colorado.