Conflict Transformation

Whether in the home, school, community, church, or workplace, conflict is inevitable. The ability to address conflict in a win-win manner and to bring healing to broken relationships is crucial for all, particularly for leaders in the church.

The Ministry of Reconciliation

We offer webinars, single-day workshops, and multi-day seminars on a variety of Christian peace and justice issues, including training events that help churches discover how conflict can be an opportunity for spiritual growth and reconciliation.

Mediation Training

We provide mediation services where conflict has created division within the church, clouded its vision, and derailed its mission.  We can help you confront those challenges that prevent your congregation from becoming all that God intends it to be.

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center provides speakers and education resources for churches of all denominations on biblical peace and justice issues, as well as conflict transformation skills training and training for church leaders grounded in family systems theory. We also provide mediation and consultation services for churches, schools, and other organizations.

Get Involved

Ask us questions. Explore our website further. Register for a workshop. Encourage a friend to register also. Purchase a book. Make a donation. Suggest to your church that they sponsor one of our workshops. Healing and reconciliation can begin only when you take the next step!

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the latest news from LMPC

Guest Presenters for Advanced Clergy Clinic 2022-2023

We are pleased to announce our trio of guest presenters for the next series of Advanced Clergy Clinic:  Daniel Papero, Kathleen Smith, and Tod Bolsinger. Dr. Papero is on the faculty at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington DC and is the author of Bowen Family Systems Theory.  Dr. Smith is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family who maintains a private therapy practice in our nation’s capital and also hosts the TV show Family Matters.  Dr. Bolsinger is a published author, an ordained Presbyterian pastor, and an assistant professor of practical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Join us for ACC 2022-2023 and take advantage of their expertise!

In-Person Options in 2022

The three remaining sessions of our Mediation Skills Training Institute scheduled for this year will be conducted in person. Plan now to join us on June 13-17 (Fort Mill, SC), August 1-5 (Chicago Area), or November 14-18 (Phoenix area). The session in June will be hosted by Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC.  The session in August will be hosted by St. Mark’s  Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, IL.  The session in November will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ.  In addition, one session of Conflict Transformation Skills For Churches will be held in person on Saturday, September 24 at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ.  We hope you will join us for these outstanding opportunities for Christian fellowship, spiritual enrichment, and professional growth!

Group Discounts Available for our One-Day Workshops

For groups of four or more than plan to attend either Conflict Transformation Skills, or Healthy Congregations, we offer a discount of $15 per person. To be eligible for the discount, your group must register all together with a single payment. You may wish to use our 2022 Registration Form to list the names and contact information for all members of your group.

LMPC Events Calendar for 2022

We have a number of events from which to choose, both single-day and multi-day, both in-person and online.  Make plans now to attend Conflict Transformation Skills, Healthy Congregations, Mediation Skills Training InstituteJourney Toward Healing (a revised refresher course for MSTI), Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process , and/or Advanced Clergy Clinic. Multiple sessions of each workshop are available, including Saturdays and weekdays. A brochure for the event(s) in which you are interested can be downloaded on our Brochures & Forms page.