Scholarships for Peace, Justice, and Conflict Transformation through LMPC

October 14, 2020

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center 

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. LMPC trains church leaders on biblical peace and justice issues, as well as conflict transformation and other training grounded in family systems theory.
 
Scholarships are available for clergy and ministry professionals.
 
Register for the event. Complete this online form and upload your confirmation registration for reimbursement.


One-day events

Scholarships available: $60/person reimbursable or with arrangements made in advance of registration. 30 available.


Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches              

Although a normal part of life, conflict is usually seen as something negative. Acquire the knowledge and skills to transform conflict into a force for positive change and spiritual growth. Although a normal part of life, conflict is usually seen as something negative. Acquire the knowledge and skills to transform conflict into a force for positive change and spiritual growth.
October 23 or November 7
Registration Form
Cost is $99 (early-bird rate)


Healthy Congregations

Could your congregation use a wellness check? Learn ways to minimize or prevent destructive conflict, manage negative reactivity, and help your church stay focused on its true mission and purpose.
October 30 or November 13
Registration Form
Cost is $99 (early-bird rate)         


Leadership and Anxiety in the Church       

Participants will look at the challenges presented by the rising levels of anxiety experienced in churches today, as well as the role that self-differentiated leadership plays in calming such anxiety. Works of fine art are integrated at various points to facilitate theological reflection.
December 3
Registration Form
Cost is $109 (early-bird rate)


Clergy Clinic

With today's rising level of anxiety in society and its resulting impact on families, there is little doubt that such anxiety will impact the church with increasing intensity in the years ahead. The resulting elevation of pressures within congregations and the increasing demands which that places on clergy make it imperative that leaders step back occasionally from the fray to assess their own capacity for managing themselves in a calmer, more differentiated way.

The Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting. It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one's ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life.
 
Meetings by Zoom
The Clergy Clinic meets three times each year for three successive days each time for a total of nine days.
  • November 9-11, 2020          
  • February 22-24, 2021
  • May 17-19, 2021    
If you are able to participate in the upcoming Clergy Clinic, please contact Kim Ingram about scholarship funding.


Webinars

Scholarships available: $15/person reimbursable or with arrangements made in advance of registration. 30 available.


The Language We Use

This webinar will explore both the theological implications of and the practical tools to address the seemingly ever-growing division our society continues to experience. Grounded in our call to "love our neighbor as we love ourselves," we will explore how to effectively communicate with those with whom we disagree while staying true to our core beliefs.
90-minute webinar
December 2 or December 16.
$30 (early bird rate)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET


Casting the First Stone

Scapegoating of pastors and other leaders is a common occurrence in churches.  The process is mindless, taking on a life of its own, as anxiety spreads from one church member to another.  The webinar will explore the scapegoating phenomenon from a family systems perspective, while also including theological reflections grounded in the work of René Girard.
October 29
$30 (early bird rate)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
 
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