LMPC

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SKILLS FOR CHURCHES

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

LMPC

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SKILLS FOR CHURCHES

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

So when you are offering your gift at the altar . . . first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SKILLS FOR CHURCHES

The Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches workshop teaches some basic skills that will help participants manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner. This all-day workshop will help you understand:
  • That conflict need not be bad, but is an opportunity for growth.
  • The Biblical basis for conflict transformation.
  • Your own style of responding to conflict.
  • The communication skills necessary to resolve conflict peacefully.
  • Strategies for preventing destructive conflict in the church family.
  • A model for working at congregational decision-making in a win-win manner.

Workshop Outline

To see the standard outline of this workshop, click on the Workshop Flyer.  Please note that this workshop schedule can be customized for groups if needed.

Facilitator

The facilitator for Conflict Transformation Skills would be Richard Blackburn, LMPC Executive Director, or Bill Blank, LMPC Associate Director. In addition to their long involvement in issues related to Christian peacemaking and conflict transformation in churches, their experience in mediating congregational conflicts makes them uniquely qualified to lead conflict transformation workshops.

Hosting a Workshop

This all-day workshop in conflict transformation is one of LMPC’s more popular programs available to groups, and is suitable for church retreat days, Saturday workshops, or part of a weekly adult education series. This workshop would also be appropriate for Christian schools to consider for a faculty in-service program or retreat.

Would you like to provide this training for a group?  Your church, judicatory, or organization can sponsor this event in order to provide this training to your staff, leaders, or members of your community.  For more information about sponsoring and hosting this event in your area,  call us at 630-627-0507, or email us at admin@LMPeaceCenter.org.

Conflict in the Church: Entrusted With the Message of Reconciliation

Description

The workshop Conflict in the Church: Entrusted With the Message of Reconciliation is an expanded version of the one-day workshop Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches.

This workshop in conflict transformation is suitable for church retreat weekends or Friday night and day-long Saturday workshops. It would be an appropriate workshop for churches which are currently experiencing conflict—or those who simply want to work at preventing destructive conflict in the future.

Hosting

Groups interested in exploring the possibility of hosting a workshop can call LMPC at 630-627-0507 or email us at admin@LMPeaceCenter.org. For more details and an outline of the workshop, read the workshop flyer.

This workshop can be adapted, depending on the nature and desires of the hosting group. Other possible topics include: Conflict Transformation Skills for the FamilyConflict Transformation Skills for the Classroom, and An Introduction to Mediating Interpersonal Conflict.

Facilitator

The facilitator for Conflict in the Church: Entrusted with the Message of Reconciliation would be Richard Blackburn, LMPC Executive Director, or Bill Blank, LMPC Associate Director.

Contact Us

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

101 W. 22nd Street, Suite 206 Lombard, IL 60148
630-627-0507

Send A Message